Friday, April 11, 2014

The Allo: The World's First Speaker-Bike Mount Combo

The Allo is the world's first all-in-one bike mount/speaker combo designed specifically to make using your phone more convenient.

Allo's unique design, gives riders the power to:

  • Use any of your preferred apps without taking the phone out of your pocket so you can focus on what's going on around you! 
  • Control and listen to your music with the touch of your finger. No earbuds needed!
  • Get directions/navigate. You can hear turn by turn and see where you need to go on screen!
  • Make/answer phone calls with ease and without fumbling for your phone.

The Allo Kickstarter campaign must reach the finish line by Sunday, April 13, 2014, so act now if you'd like to see it become a reality.

I love it mostly to make viewing/hearing Google bike directions just a little easier.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Petition Asks Craigslist, Ebay to Require Bicycle Serial Numbers in Ads

Project 529 (currently in preview mode), is an online bicycle registry platform whose goal is to "Take a bike out of crime".

The petition:
To: Craig Newmark (Craigslist, Founder), John Donahoe (eBay, CEO), Jim Buckmaster (Craigslist, CEO) 
Every 30 seconds, a cyclist has their bike stolen in the United States. Nearly half of college students with bicycles will lose them during their education. Bicycle theft is rampant in the United States, and it's due in part to the ease of fencing stolen bikes through online sites. 
There's a simple solution that would help dramatically cut down on these statistics: requiring a serial number when selling bikes online. Just as VIN numbers are required to list cars for sale, requiring a serial number will deter criminals from using your sites to move stolen bikes. It additionally gives the victims of theft a chance of recovering their bikes. 
We the undersigned are petitioning eBay and Craigslist to add the simple requirement of including serial numbers for bicycle listings. We believe this poses no material impact to legitimate sellers or to your business. Please help keep this vibrant category on your sites ethical and above board.
Thank you.
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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Social Computing Group at MIT @MediaLab Mapping Bike Crashes, and Coffee Shops

Every day for the next year, we will make a map of a city in which we have lived. 
Each of these maps will be an aggregation of thousands of microstories, tracing the narratives of our collective experience. We will make maps of the little things that make up life — from the trees we hug, to the places where we crashed our bikes, to the benches where we fell in love. 
Over time, we will grow this to 100 different maps of 100 different cities, creating an atlas of human experience. 
We hope that by showing these stories, we empower people to make their city — and therefore the world — a more beautiful place.


Joe @ BCN

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Bike Racks: Creative Designs from Around the World

U-locks are for noobs. Put it in the vault.

...before biking out to a working lunch.

See more inspiring bicycle rack designs at

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Star Wars Bike Trailer at #CicLAvia

Another CicLAvia, and another amazing day in Los Angeles.

Hope to have more pics and a full report up soon, but for now... Presenting the the Star Wars Bike Trailer.

It appears to be some sort of Bob trailer converted, with the help of some cardboard, paint, a subwoofer and a car battery, into a stylish and geeky music trailer that frankly sounded pretty amazing:

via @ohaijoe

UPDATE: NBC Los Angeles has a great Storify -ed roundup of Tweets and pics from CicLAvia Sunday October 7. 

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Considering bike commuting? Watch "Spokes People" a Bike-umentary (VIDEO)

Thinking of commuting by bike? Want fitter, happier, more productive employees who take less time off work? Looking to improve the quality of life for your family?

"Spokes People" is the perfect documentary to watch for this reason, and a great video to share with your employees, coworkers, friends, or family members who are considering taking the leap to commute by bicycle.

Full of commuting facts, statistics and real stories from individuals and families who bike for transportation, even those who haven't mounted a bike in years might find themselves inspired to leave the car at home and bike the drive. 

If Americans biked to work once a week, the effect would be comparable to taking 48 million vehicles off the road daily. 

"Spokes People" a Bike-umentary from Nic Christie.
Based in the one of the world's "most dangerous cities to ride a bicycle" the audience learns to appreciate just what it's like to ride in traffic. 

Featuring Kerri Caffrey of CommuteOrlando.comRodney Youngblood Jr - a major airline mechanicJesse & Angie Ross - a couple who is living "car lite" and has two childrenKitzzy Aviles & Jason Buckner - enthusiasts who travel to work in a "bike bus"and the uniformed motorists of Orlando, FL 
Directed & Edited by Nic ChristieExecutively Produced by Robert Seidler, Seidler Productions
In conjunction with The Art Institute of Jacksonville's Digital Film Program
Copyright 2010