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offMetro Launches New Website Promoting Car-Free Adventures Around San Francisco

offMetro Launches New Website Promoting Car-Free Adventures Around San Francisco

The website was originally inspired by two young, adventurous souls who had moved to the city and were looking for affordable, car-free adventures that would get them into the outdoors. Finding that there

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M55 Creates Diamond and Gold-Encrusted E-Bikes for the Luxury-Obsessed Cyclist

M55 Creates Diamond and Gold-Encrusted E-Bikes for the Luxury-Obsessed Cyclist

Luxury bicycle manufacturer M55 just tipped the scales of wretched excess by releasing its new Terminus Royal and Terminus Prime line of e-bikes, which can be blinged out with Swarovski crystals,

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VIDEO: Artists Outfit Scooter Riders in Indonesia With Planted Bike Helmets for a Treebute

VIDEO: Artists Outfit Scooter Riders in Indonesia With Planted Bike Helmets for a Treebute

In a treebute, er tribute, to the natural beauty of their city, two artists from Yogyakarta, Indonesia outfitted scooter riders with safety helmets planted with trees and had them ride around the city

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88bikes to Give Thousands of Bikes to Girls Who Have Been Victims of Slavery and Abuse

88bikes to Give Thousands of Bikes to Girls Who Have Been Victims of Slavery and Abuse

88bikes just announced their sixth project, dubbed Asha 2012, an initiative to give thousands of bikes to young girls from Eastern Europe to Southeast Asia who have been victims of slavery, abuse and in

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How To Prepare Your Bicycle For Safe Riding in Cold Weather

How To Prepare Your Bicycle For Safe Riding in Cold Weather

1. Visibility Front and rear lights are crucial year round, but even more so in winter. The sun is setting earlier in the northern hemisphere, so even if you only use your bike for the commute to work,

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Soft-Ride WOW Bike Designed by Ron Arad Has Steel Tires

Soft-Ride WOW Bike Designed by Ron Arad Has Steel Tires

Ron Arad has a history of bending steel to fit his needs - in 1986 he did it for a chair and now he's gone even further and bent sheets of steel into such a tizzy they now forms two functional bike tires.

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Frankfurt Motor Show: Husqvarna’s e-Go Electric Bike Looks Just Like a Motorcycle

Frankfurt Motor Show: Husqvarna’s e-Go Electric Bike Looks Just Like a Motorcycle

Among the many green offerings from the Frankfurt Motor Show is a new bike from Husqvarna called the e-go, an electric bicycle that looks just like a motorcycle but appears to be floating on air. The e-go

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i-Go eBike Concept Powers You Through the City and Charges Your Smartphone

i-Go eBike Concept Powers You Through the City and Charges Your Smartphone

i-Go is an electric bike concept loaded with futuristic rider-friendly features such as regenerative wireless brakes, internal gears, smartphone charging ability, mobile app and GPS all integrated into a

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Just How Green Is Your Bicycle Commute?

Just How Green Is Your Bicycle Commute?

With bike sharing and committed bike lanes on the rise, it seems like biking would be the no-brainer option for an eco-friendly commute, and yet some critics ponder if biking is actually better than

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The Bonobo Is a Stylish Urban Bike Built from Plywood

The Bonobo Is a Stylish Urban Bike Built from Plywood

Being the bike lovers that we are, we were charmed when we caught a glimpse of the Bonobo bicycle by Warsaw designer Stanilav Ploski. Featuring a cutting edge frame, the bike is made with bent plywood

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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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