A Shimano 600 derailleur from 1980.

Bicycling Beginnings- The Derailleur

As bicycle designers settled on having a chain run to the rear wheel, this opened up the opportunity for the invention of a derailleur. The…

An example of bicycling garb versus the traditional clothing for women at the time.

Bicycling Beginnings- Women Begin to Ride

Where young men were the primary riders of the Penny-Farthing, after bikes became safer with the development of the Safety Bike, women took over. Lacking…

The change between the two designs was remarkable, and a push towards what we use today.

Bicycling Beginnings- The Safety Bicycle

It seems people of the late 1800s were less than thrilled with having their heads smashed into the ground on a regular basis. The Penny-Farthing,…

An example of a serpentine style frame and front wheel pedals.

Bicycling Beginnings- 1868-1870

You’re living in France between 1868 and 1870. I know you aren’t actually, but pretend with me for a moment. In this imagined scenario, you’re…

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Review: Showers Pass Storm Jacket

Correction: an earlier version of this article identified the Storm jacket as the Classic, and misquoted it’s price as $289. Perhaps the ultimate commuter rain…

Discover Your Local Mountain Bike Trails with MTB Project



Google Maps Bicycling Directions

Plan your trip using Google Maps. Simply click on "Get Directions" and select "Bicycling" from the drop down menu