Watch a very brave biker zip along a lakeside cliff

Nothing like a relaxing bike ride where the slightest mistake will send you careening down jagged rocks and into a lake far below. The only thing less relaxing would be focusing on filming the whole thing while riding. Read the rest

Watch this musician ride her bike while performing on sax and drums

Artist and copyright shero Ali Spagnola (previously) released Freewheeling, where she plays sax while riding her bike, which doules as all the percussion instruments. Read the rest

How to make a bike rack for a motorcycle or scooter

Bicyclists who also own motorcycles and motorscooters have come up with some clever ways to mount their human-powered two-wheeler on their motor-powered vehicles. Read the rest

Watch this car-towed BMX rider catch some serious air

Max Roucheau barely avoids getting his tow line caught in his spokes as he barrels through a field and jumps over a residential street. Read the rest

This indoor bike can knit a scarf in five minutes: Cyclo-Knitter

To stave off the cold and boredom of waiting at the train station, Dutch design student George Barratt-Jones made a pedal-powered knitting machine that can whip up a neck scarf in five minutes flat. He writes, "[It] gets you warm by moving, you are making something while you wait and in the end you are left with a free scarf! That you can decide to keep yourself or give to someone who needs it more."

Check out his design notes and photos here:

Cyclo Knitter by George Barratt-Jones

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Whirlwind POV Tokyo tour with BMXer Nigel Sylvester

Nigel Sylvester is back with the third in his crazy GO! video series, this time heading to Tokyo for a dizzying array of match-cut adventures on a simple red bike. Read the rest

EcoHelmet: this collapsible paper helmet just won a huge award

Isis Shiffer just won a Dyson design award for the EcoHelmet, an ingenious paper helmet that folds down to the size of a banana but offers significant noggin protection. Read the rest

A video love letter to skitching

Yes, it's illegal, dangerous, and annoying, but Austin Augie's video on how to skitch is a real love letter to the activity. Read the rest

Augmented reality bike helmet conceptual design

DCA has been presenting their concept for Optic, an AR bike helmet at conferences and competitions this year. It includes cameras, sensors, and a clear visor that displays alerts about obstacles, directions, and other data.

Optic gives cyclists the visual information to make safer decisions on the road by integrating front and rear cameras with 360-degree proximity and collision detection. The visor doubles as a heads-up display where Optic live-streams the rear camera and highlights potential risks. This allows the user to focus on the road ahead with full awareness of their surroundings. The visor display can also show navigation and journey statistic interfaces, putting information directly in front of the cyclists without them having to take their eyes off the road.

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History of mountain biking

Collectors Weekly looks at the birth of mountain biking and the legendary 1976 Repack race in Marin, California: Read the rest