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Bicycling Resources

The following links are for websites that we at Commuter Bike Store feel you will find useful and informative. They range from technical, to informative and have a great deal of information related to bicycling, commuting and staying green. We also are linking to sites that cover legal aspects of your rights as a cyclists and how you can save money on your taxes by riding your bike to work!

Bicycle Commuting in the News

Biking to work pops stubborn spare tire: Queens man drops 30 pounds by changing commute

Informational Websites

Shimano Bike Components : Shimano is a leader in quality bicycle components, including shifters, brakes, derailleurs and other quality components. Very popular in the commuter bike lines are their Shimano Nexus Internal Hubs and their high-end Alfine Groupo

SRAM Bicycle Components : SRAM is a very well respected brand in the biking world. The maker of SRAM derailleurs and shifters, they also make Rock Shox Forks , Truvativ Cranks, and Avid Disc Brakes.

Bicycling Magazine : The world's leading magazine for bicycling. Learn about the latest gear, news, and great cycling tips.

Bicycle Civil Liberties Union : A great website helping the rights of those who choose alternate forms of transportation, including cycling rather than driving. The BCLU fights for equal treatment for all.

Bicycle Commuter Benefit Act : Learn about a new provision added to the IRS code which will allow you to be reimbursed for some of your costs in commuting by a bicycle.

Commute By Bike : A great website full of tips and resources for bicycle commuters.

League of American Bicyclists : Represents the interests of the United States Cyclists and promotes bicycling for fitness, fun and transportation through education and advocacy programs.

Bicycle Benefits : A program that is designed to reward people and businesses for their commitment to living greener through the use of bikes.

Nuvinci Seamless Shifting Hub : Learn about the amazing new infinite hub from Fallbrook Technologies that is featured on our Ellsworth The Ride Bike.

Experience Kestrel : Discover the amazing world of Kestrel bikes. With information about Kestrel design, engineering, parts, testing, philosophy and history.

Map My Ride : If you are looking for a bike route in your area, are planning a trip, or wanting to post your favorite ride routes, then this is the place to go. Keep complete records of your rides, training progress and much more.

Bicycling Life: Information from Bicycling How To's with some great tips, to how to stay safe your your ride.

Biking For Kids Resource Guide : Helps kids and parents choose the correct bike and the appropriate safety gear. Kids will also learn how to ride safely in groups and with nearby traffic, even if they’re on a sidewalk..