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The New Vanmoof NO. 5 Bike Has Built-In Solar Powered LED Lights

The New Vanmoof NO. 5 Bike Has Built-In Solar Powered LED Lights

Good things come to those who wait, and if you saw our post about the nifty Vanmoof bike but decided to be patient, we think you'll be glad you did. That's because the Dutch cycle company has released

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5 Wacky Bike-Like Vehicles Powered by Humans!

5 Wacky Bike-Like Vehicles Powered by Humans!

From the crazy ElliptiGO 3C bike that takes you on a mobile elliptical workout to the Sofa Bike, which is exactly what it sounds like, we hope you enjoyed these crazy vehicles as much as we enjoyed

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Minneapolis Repair Kiosks Help You Service Your Bike on the Fly

Minneapolis Repair Kiosks Help You Service Your Bike on the Fly

Minneapolis cyclists now have a solution for making minor tweaks and fixing flats in a pinch with Bike Fixation kiosks. Open until midnight 365 days a year, this green startup by Alex Anderson and Chad

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MetroBike Uses Crowd-Sourced Bike Share Program to Figure Out Where Stations Should Go

MetroBike Uses Crowd-Sourced Bike Share Program to Figure Out Where Stations Should Go

Arlington County and MetroBike are currently in the process of scaling up the area’s bike share service by doubling the amount of stations, but instead of figuring it out themselves, they’re asking

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Rebel Designers Ride Cross-Country on Hand-Made Bamboo Bikes

Rebel Designers Ride Cross-Country on Hand-Made Bamboo Bikes

Just last week a team of inspiring designers began to ride their hand-built bamboo bikes across America to share the story of the Alabamboo initiative. Alabamboo is a collaborative effort by non-profits

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Mobile Bicycle Sauna Dedicated to Prague Cyclists Who Want to Relax

Mobile Bicycle Sauna Dedicated to Prague Cyclists Who Want to Relax

H3T Architects have designed a number of unique saunas including the 'Flying Sauna' that hangs below a bridge and accessed via the river underneath. Their latest sauna is a portable version made from

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Maya Pedal Transforms Old Bikes into Pedal-Powered Water Pumps, Blenders and More

Maya Pedal Transforms Old Bikes into Pedal-Powered Water Pumps, Blenders and More

We've seen some incredible innovations in bicycle technology lately - from self-charging components such as the Copenhagen Wheel to designer fixies by Diesel. But what happens to these and all other bikes

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UPenn Students Create Super High-Tech Motion Powered Alpha Bike

UPenn Students Create Super High-Tech Motion Powered Alpha Bike

A group of five students from the University of Pennsylvania have quite possibly created the world’s most technologically advanced bicycle. Over the course of a year, this genius crew engineered and

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VIDEO: The ABCs of Basic Bicycle Repair!

VIDEO: The ABCs of Basic Bicycle Repair!

Shed your winter coat and don your bike helmet, because spring is here! Start your biking season off right by giving your bicycle some love - tune up love that is! Our friends over at Etsy just released a

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5 Eco-Friendly Boards & Bikes For Spring!

5 Eco-Friendly Boards & Bikes For Spring!

Spring is in the air (finally!), and we're almost ready to break out of hibernation and get back outside. And since the warmer weather is a great excuse to opt for greener transportation, we've rounded up

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Store Muu’s ‘Cycle In’ Desk Transforms Your Bike Into a Chair

Store Muu’s ‘Cycle In’ Desk Transforms Your Bike Into a Chair

We're big bike fans here at Inhabitat, and we're always on the lookout for great designs that seamlessly integrate our favorite form of transport into our lifestyles. Now we've spotted one more inspiring

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The Streetflyer is a Bike That Simulates the Feeling of Flying

The Streetflyer is a Bike That Simulates the Feeling of Flying

Who hasn't fantasized about being able to fly above the clouds? While human beings have come up with ways to mimic the feeling, here's an option for those of us who are, frankly, a little too wussy to try

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Would You Ride Your Bike More Often If It Looked Like a Horse?

Would You Ride Your Bike More Often If It Looked Like a Horse?

Would you ride your bike more often if it looked like a horse? That’s the idea behind “Horsey”, a set of wooden accessories you can attach to your bicycle to make it look like a pet

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M55 Unveils “Beast” Hybrid Electric Bike

M55 Unveils “Beast” Hybrid Electric Bike

E-Bicycle manufacturer M55 Bikes have just unveiled their latest hybrid electric bicycle, dubbed The Beast. While most electric bicycles made are designed to help their riders get up steep hills, The

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Emergency Bike Pump Sucks Air From Car Tires

Emergency Bike Pump Sucks Air From Car Tires

Bikers, fear the flat no more — those days of cumbersome packs with oversized pumps may be behind you. In the spirit of some other resourceful bike tricks like the Aquaduct Bike and the Airbag

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Bike Basket Made of Pine Cones Affords Pretty (But Prickly) Storage

Bike Basket Made of Pine Cones Affords Pretty (But Prickly) Storage

01Mathery created this beautiful pine cone bike basket by cobbling together objects scavenged from the forest floor. The bountiful basket is made from an assortment of pine cones in all different shapes

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San Francisco Announces Bike Sharing Program to Launch Next Year!

San Francisco Announces Bike Sharing Program to Launch Next Year!

Bay Area bike-lovers, rejoice -- a $7.9 million bike-sharing pilot project will roll out next year in San Francisco, San Jose, Palo Alto, Mountain View and Redwood City! If all goes well, one thousand

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World’s Lightest Bike Weighs Just Six Pounds!

World’s Lightest Bike Weighs Just Six Pounds!

Think your bicycle is lightweight? It's probably a clunker compared to this $45,000 racing bike designed by Fairwheel Bikes in Tuscon, Arizona. The speedy bike weighs just 6 pounds--considerably less than

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Glowing Mobile Bars Are an Upcycled Roving Party!

Glowing Mobile Bars Are an Upcycled Roving Party!

Designers Denis Oudendijk, Jan Körbes, Paolo de Guidi and Nancy/Artyjane (with technical support by Attilio Del Pico) were asked to draw people to an unused bike lane on a bridge in Terni as the city

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“Bicycle Portraits” Raise Cycling Awareness in South Africa

“Bicycle Portraits” Raise Cycling Awareness in South Africa

Project founders Stan Engelbrecht and Nic Grobler began documenting cyclists in early 2010. They're infinitely curious about people and their relationship to bikes. The portraits may be gathered into a

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World’s First Flax Fiber Bicycle Wins EuroBike Gold Award

World’s First Flax Fiber Bicycle Wins EuroBike Gold Award

Here at Inhabitat we love bikes that boast the latest and greatest high-tech materials, but we're equally impressed by more organic takes on two-wheeled transportation. Combining both of these approaches,

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Wallpaper’s Stylish Folding Bike is the James Bond of Cycles

Wallpaper’s Stylish Folding Bike is the James Bond of Cycles

Inhabitat loves all folding bikes, but we can’t ignore that some of the designs out there are slightly maladroit – that’s why were are psyched that Wallpaper Magazine has come out with

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Oakland’s DIY “Scraper Bikes” Foster Youth Creativity

Oakland’s DIY “Scraper Bikes” Foster Youth Creativity

In a city struggling with violence and misguided youth, Oakland, California's Scraper Bike Project has done amazing work to give kids a positive outlet that promotes the green movement through customizing

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Philadelphia Parking Lot Transformed into Urban Cycling Oasis

Philadelphia Parking Lot Transformed into Urban Cycling Oasis

As bike commuting becomes more popular, facilities where you can store your bike, extra clothes and even take a shower will become a necessity. These bike facilities could even possibly replace parking

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Enter the 2010 Seoul Cycle Design Competition!

Enter the 2010 Seoul Cycle Design Competition!

Do you have a brilliant idea for an eco-efficient bicycle that you're eager to show the world? Then enter it in the 2010 Seoul Cycle Design Competition for a shot at international recognition at the Seoul

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Indian Students Design $22 Solar and Wind Powered Bike Helmet

Indian Students Design $22 Solar and Wind Powered Bike Helmet

Wish your morning bike commute could charge up your cell phone on the way to work? Well, two enterprising engineering students from the Nirma University of Ahmedabad, India have designed a handy wind and

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Volkswagen Unveils Folding Electric Bike

Volkswagen Unveils Folding Electric Bike

In an unexpected twist, Volkswagen recently unveiled a two-wheeled electric bicycle at this year's Auto China Show. Dubbed the bik.e (yes, that's how it's spelled), the sleek portable cycle is capable of

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BIG Unveils Spiraling Cycling Pavilion in Shanghai

BIG Unveils Spiraling Cycling Pavilion in Shanghai

BIG architects recently completed construction on the Danish Pavilion, a stunning beacon for sustainable transportation at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo. Conceived as an elegantly sloping circular loop,

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Italian Bike Lover’s Hotel Concept Perched High Above Lake Garda

Italian Bike Lover’s Hotel Concept Perched High Above Lake Garda

Hiding in Triangles is a new hotel for bike enthusiasts proposed by design firm Philip Modest Schambelan + Anton Fromm. The hotel -- if built -- will be perched on a cliff above Lake Garda in Italy. It is

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