Biketown Video

Published on Jan 25, 2017

Biketown is a celebration of cycling in Victoria, BC. A parody of Downtown by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Biketown features the people and places that make Victoria the cycling capital of Canada.

IKEA Bikes: Sladda

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Starting in February 2017, you’ll be able to pick up IKEA’s new Sladda bike in stores across the US. Or, if you just can’t wait, you can order it now on IKEA’s US website, starting at $399.

I know a lot of folks are already complaining that it won’t be a “real” bike.  Seriously, with a 10 year warranty on the belt drive, with disc brake and a rear coaster brake?  With a $25 Front Rack, a $129 Trailer, and a $30 Bike Bag (that converts to a backpack)?

This was designed with a carry handle on the frame and appears to include lights and a bell.  A BELL!  Standard. 

I think I have just found my new commuter bike.

Community Cycling Center Holiday Bike Drive

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I volunteered at the 21st annual Holiday Bike Drive!

Thanks to everyone’s hard work and enthusiasm, 411 kids picked their first bike, received a perfectly fitted helmet, and rode away with a great introduction as to what a bike can bring to their lives.

The stats:

416 = Kids registered

411 = Bikes in the hands of kids

240 = Total volunteers

265 = Total volunteer shifts

1163.5 = Volunteer hours for the week

Pictures of the Event

Squirrel Attacks Cyclist

Read the full article for the comments, they are soooo fun. I had to look at the bike for a minute to see why they were suggesting different wheels, awkward moment, for the squirrel.

Chicago squirrels have been warned to stay clear of local politicians on bikes

In one of the most bizarre stories that you’re going to read today, a Chicago politician has described the moment he was hospitalized after crashing into a squirrel as a ‘revenge attack’.

Howard Brookins Jr., the alderman for Chicago’s 21st ward, fractured his skull, lost a number of teeth, and broke his nose when when he fell from his bike after a squirrel ran into his path.

Brookins may have been hospitalised, but it was a much worse ending for squirrel

Brookins may have been hospitalized, but it was a much worse ending for squirrel

Speaking to the Chicago Tribune after being released from hospital, Brookins saw the funny side of the accident.

“I can think of no other reason for this squirrel’s actions than that it was like a suicide bomber, getting revenge.