I've added a new feature this year to make it easier to view the ride listings using your smartphone. If you view Bike Rides in Indiana on your smarphone now you'll have two choices: check the ride listings, and check the radar. And really, that's probably all you want to see from your phone. This happens automatically, behind the scenes. If you check the site from your computer it will look the same.
Now I have added the QR code shown below. You can print that out and put it on your fridge, put it on the wall at work, or put it in your wallet/purse. Then, using a QR reader, just scan the image and you'll be taken to the Bike Rides' website. No having to start your browser, no typing the web address! It's really pretty slick.
QR code readers are freely available everywhere for iPhone, Android, and WAP phones. Please feel free to download the image and resize it if you like. I've resized it down to 0.5 x 0.5 inches and it works fine even at that size.
I hope you find this as useful as I do.
The Outspoken Cyclist
Weekly podcasts with lots of interesting interviews and opinions. A new favorite of mine! http://www.wjcu.org/media/audio/shows/outspokencyclist
The Bike Show
The Bike Show is a weekly radio show about cycling. It is broadcast in central London on radio art station Resonance 104.4fm. The Bike Show won a London Cycling Award in the ‘best media’ category in 2005. http://thebikeshow.net/
A weekly sixty minute Podsafe mix of fitness music to exercise, workout, run, bike, Spin to that will move you physically and stimulate you mentally, and is 99 percent talk free! Each show starts with a warm up section, then moves into an aerobic workout, and ends with a cool down session. http://thecadencerevolution.com/
The FredCast - The internet's premier cycling podcast
The FredCast is a weekly podcast devoted to the latest cycling news, gear, gadgets, gizmos, components, podsafe cycling music and more! Definitely worth a listen: http://www.thefredcast.com
The Spokesmen - The cycling roundtable podcast.
Recumbent / Greenway Podcasts
Hasn't be updated since 2007, but interesting archives. A list to links on the National Bicycle Greenway Mayors' Ride site. It's a list of podcasts that you can download, or listen to right now. Here's the link: http://www.bikeroute.com/NBGPodcasts.php
Bike Clubs in the USA
New England Cycling
Chain Reaction Cycling Club Western Kentucky
Harpeth Bicycle Club Nashville, TN
Bike Clubs Outside USA
Falling Uphill: One man's quest for happiness around the world on a bicycle. In one week, Scott Stoll lost his job, his best friend, his girlfriend and his confidence. Disillusioned with society, full of angst, a lost and wandering soul with nothing left to lose, Stoll asked himself a question: If I only have one life, one chance, if I could do anything, what would I do?
His answer resulted in a 4 year and 25,742 mile journey around the world by bicycle seeking answers to the great mysteries of life, vowing to find happiness or die trying. The quest wasn't easy. He was imprisoned, held hostage, mugged, run over, suspected of terrorism, accused of espionage, trampled, diseased, heartbroken—he nearly died a dozen times. But more importantly, he also discovered the wonders of the world, kindness among strangers, the meaning of life, peace, love and—Yes!—happiness, in the most unlikely places.
Descending l'Alpe d'Huez
Enough with the snow, let's have some fun descending l'Aple d'Huez. Even better while listening to Dick Dale.
Cycling in the Snow - Copenhagen
It'll be here before you know it. UPDATE: It's here...
Summer in the city by bike
Mohamed is a new cyclist in the city, but with cycle confidence training he's lost his wobble and found the London summer outside his door.
A cinema advert about cycling and climate change for the cycling organization CTC, the UK's National Cyclists'Organisation.CTC has been protecting and promoting the rights of cyclists since 1878.
Alberto Contador vs Andy Schleck
Featured at the Bicycle Film Festival 2010
In 2001, Brendt Barbur, Founder and Director, was compelled to start the Bicycle Film Festival after being hit by a bus while riding his bike in New York City. Instead of being deterred by this experience, it inspired him to create a festival that celebrates the bicycle through music, art, and film. Now in its tenth year the festival is held in 37 cities worldwide. 300,000 people are expected to attend this year.
Featured at the Bicycle Film Festival 2010
from on Vimeo
This man is no ordinary man. This is Mr. F. G. Superman. To all appearances, he looks like any other law-abiding citizen. But Mr F. G. Superman has a secret identity...when trouble strikes at any time...at any place...he is ready to become... Bicycle Repair Man! (You knew it would be here eventually, right?)
Copenhagen’s Climate-Friendly, Bike-Friendly Streets
Come see "the busiest bicycling street in the Western world", and lots of other you-gotta-see-them-to-believe-them features including bike counters (featuring digital readouts), LEDS, double bike lanes (for passing) and giant hot pink cars.
TREK - A Journey on the Appalachian Trail
There are no bicycles in this story, but I think every rider understands how these hikers are tested, and can appreciate the sense of accomplishment. Remember completing your first century?
This documentary shows the process of designing a bicycle for and with Ugandan bicycle couriers, known as Boda-boda. Filmed primarily in Uganda, it shows the realities of current day East Africa, from the chaotic streets of Kampala to the inside of gritty mud-thatched homes in rural Hoima. In Uganda many residents use cheap, clunky bicycles for their primary means of transportation. Through a unique collaboration between an American designer and Ugandan couriers, a new bicycle design was conceived and a prototype was made.
Seize The World Bicycle Tour Around The World to Fight Epilepsy
Seize The World is a 1.5 year, 15,000 mile bicycle tour through 22 countries that seeks to promote the idea that people with epilepsy can lead active lifestyles. Stephen Allen, the cyclist participating in the tour, has had epilepsy since age 15 - he is now 25. Visit www.SeizeTheWorld.com for more details about the tour, to read about other people with epilepsy who are similarly active, and to get involved in the project!
Tim Cope and Chris Hatherly spent 14 months cycling recumbent bicycles from Moscow to Beijing across Siberia....frostbitten toes, vodka, and hospitality were just some of the things they encountered along the way living their dream. A 52 Minute film was made and broadcast in Australia about this journey. More info at http://www.timcopejourneys.com.
Cyclists Special - Part One
Cyclists Special (1955) - A British Transport Films account of an earlier generation of tweed cyclists.
Cyclists Special - Part Two
Copenhagen, Denmark - 'City of Cyclists' Music Video
A promotional music video made for the City of Copenhagen's Bicycle Office. Aimed at promoting Copenhagen's fantastic, unique bicycle culture where 500,000 people choose the bicycle for transport each day. 36% of the population. This video highlights who they are and what they do. It was shot over a period of four months. Directed, Edited, Filmed by Mikael Colville-Andersen for the City of Copenhagen.
A History of Bicycles Video
As dedicated cyclists -- both urban and suburban -- will agree, the bicycle is the greatest invention of the 19th century. Susan B. Anthony said it gave new freedom to women, to go where they needed to go with just a little pedal power. (OK, she didn't say that bit about pedal power, but she would have liked it.) And bikes are still providing the most fuel-efficient means of transporation since walking for all of us. Come take a tour of the Bicycle Museum -- and follow the intriguing past, present and future of the ever-green two-wheelers.
Tour de Donut: Gluttons for Punishment
This is the trailer for the film "Tour de Donut: Gluttons for Punishment," a documentary about the Tour de Donut bicycle race in Staunton, Ill. Learn more about the movie and co-directors/producers Jim Klenn and Steve Kelly at the movie's Web site, http://www.tourdedonutmovie.com
The Rights and Duties of Cyclists - Bicycle Safety
League of American Bicyclists certified traffic cycling instructors demonstrate the rights and duties of cyclists in the United States. The video shows cyclists acting as drivers of vehicles making normal vehicular maneuvers including lane control, lane sharing, left and right turns, through movements and a freeway ramp crossing. This video is intended to show cyclists and motorists how it looks when cyclists act and are treated as vehicle drivers in normal urban traffic in the City of Long Beach, California. These skills are taught by the League of American Bicyclists, Smart Cycling program. You can find instructors and classes in your state at this League website page.
Bicycle Dreams -movie trailer-
Death Rides on my Left
A tutorial on how to adjust bicycle gears, with a focus on the rear derailleur. This tutorial was created by Atlanta Bicycle Shop, Intown Bicycles.
Fellow Riders - Please help IMBA win the biggest policy battle we have taken on in our 21-year history -- to increase opportunities for mountain biking in National Parks.
National parks represent the most treasured, iconic places in America and IMBA stands ready to help build and open trails in these epic, breathtaking lands. From a policy perspective, our national parks set the bar and it is critical that they embrace mountain biking as their policies shape those of state, county, and city parks.
We only have until Feb. 18 (a week from Wednesday) to submit comments, and five national organizations have waged an all out battle to defeat this proposed rule. Visit IMBA(dot)com and file your comments today! (Deadline Feb. 18)
Pedal Power on CBS Sunday Morning Show
Interesting show segment about cycling in California, something we could all daydream about here in the dead of winter. You can also click on the "up arrow" on the bottom right of the vid, then click on the HQ to watch the video in higher resolution video.
A new educational video from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on safely driving, fitting and maintaining a bicycle. You can also click on the video and click on the high quality link just under the video for a higher resolution video.
Cycling Friendly Cities
This is a lo-res version of a 15-minute movie that's available in hi-res on iTunes http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZ... or at http://carltonreid.libsyn.com/. The film features lots of happy cyclists from the Netherlands, Denmark and Colombia. Scripted by Enrique Peñalosa, former mayor of Bogotá and the poster-child for city-wide bicycle advocacy, the movie was produced by the Netherlands-based Interface for Cycling Expertise (I-CE).
Although she will have a chauffeured car at her disposal, Jetta Klijnsma - the Netherlands new deputy social affairs minister - says she prefers to ride her bike despite her disability. Her video can be seen below.