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.
The author test rides each around Washington, DC, and rates the Brompton smallest folding and cleverest, the Birdy, with its front suspension system, the smoothest, the Xootr as “most like a real bike,” the Dahon Speed Pro the fastest, and the Speed D7 the best value ($330 list).
Toronto residents woke up yesterday morning to a general transit strike. As a result, bikes ruled the day, with Treehugger reporting:
The bicycle proved itself to be the most efficient means of transport and, next to walking, the only thing that moved. We hope many of these new riders find that they like it and keep it up!
Bright Night has introduced a line of jackets for runners and cyclists that take visibility to the next level.
Reflective jackets have been available for a few years, and do a good job of reflecting light from approaching cars back to their drivers’ eyes. The new jackets don’t require any source light, because they have built-in lights that provide 360 degrees of visibility and that blink periodically.
2 AAA batteries provide 300 hours of use, and the lights are reportedly visible from a quarter-mile.