Spot checks on local bike shops, distributors, and industry insiders confirms yes there is indeed a bike boom. There’s also a subsequent increase in bike theft. If you’re not as lucky as the owner of the Silver Eagle (whose bike was lost and found), what do you do to protect your bike?
For my road/urban bikes, I treat them like a suitcase handcuffed to my wrist. They don’t leave my side. For Bettie, it would take a very determined crackhead to walk off with her. I use a u-lock through the front wheel and a cable lock from the frame to a nearby solid object.
What do you do to lock up your bike?
This weekend at the Des Moines Criterium in Seattle, we’ll have Bettie and some Bike Blenders. We’re mixing up smoothies, selling them, and donating the process to the Des Moines Area Food Bank. Des Moines is the first Mixer event and we’ll see how it goes. Later in the Fall, we’ve have another Mobile Social (our urban ride parties) with the Bike Blenders.
Mixer sponsors include
More details to follow. Here’s a short video of us testing out the Bike Blending action
While bike hugger bloggers didn’t ride this year, we did manage to capture the “best-of” for those of you who couldn’t be there to celebrate the beginning of summer in this typical Fremont fashion.
Click through and see the entire set after the jump.
My favorite? Bat Man
A caution to those of you at work… These are photos of painted naked cyclists.
More photos submitted by readers and note that anything with the title Fremont Solstice Parade should indicate the potential for nudity and NSFW.