Kryptonite’s annual top 10 bike theft cities released

Kryptonite Announces Top 10 Worst Cities for Bicycle Theft

Kryptonite, makers of the ubiquitous U-Lock, named New York its worst city for bike theft (no surprise, there).

They don’t explain their methodology, just “its own proprietary data,” but here’s the full list:

    Kryptonite’s Top 10 Worst Cities for Bike Theft:
  1. New York, NY
  2. San Francisco, CA
  3. Chicago, IL
  4. Washington, DC
  5. Boston, MA
  6. Eugene, OR
  7. Philadephia, PA
  8. Oakland, CA
  9. Seattle, WA
  10. Miami, FL

They also suggest a number of fairly common-sense tips (lock to a secure object, lock in a visible, well-lit area), and at least one I’ve never done: “Always lock your bike, especially when at home.” Couldn’t hurt; I may start.

And what city sticks out like a sore thumb from that list? That’s right – Eugene. All the others are big population centers. I guess that’s the downside to being one of the best cities for cycling: If you can get anywhere by bicycle, everybody’s gonna want one.

(Via Cycle-Licious.)

Good luck at RtR!

2006 Denver Post Ride The Rockies

Good luck to the 2000 lucky lottery winners kicking off “Ride the Rockies” on Sunday in Cortez.

This year’s route travels through Durango, then down into New Mexico, before turning almost straight north to Salida and Cañon City. We’ll be linking to weblog entries and photos from along the ride next week. If you find any, please send them along; our suggestions e-mail is “huggable” at this domain name.

Picture of the day

HardRock vs. hard rock

Bicicle2, by valpopando.

Who needs to think when your feet just go?

Last year, just about this time of year, I was riding in Colorado, up to Lizard Head Pass and just as my head started to clear from work stress, I was focusing on surviving the hail, cold, wet and precipitous drops off and thought, “this is it.” This is what I want to do and blog about. This is my lifestyle. It is about the bike and I’m lucky enough to work with designers and clients that made this blog happen.

We’ve still got some work to do. Get a blog roll up, photos, affiliates and mostly post about riding, commuting, and cycling.

Welcome to Bike Hugger

Bike Hugger is a blog for the cycling enthusiast, for the commuter, and people getting into the cycling lifestyle. We’ve also got product reviews in the works, ride reports, and more. Bike Hugger is about riding your bike and we’re glad you visited. Today we’re soft launching, in the coming weeks, we’ll post more features, and later today we’re going out for a long ride.

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