Montreal’s Public Bike System

A turnkey bike solution for public transportation systems is presented on this website and by the city of Montreal. It’s not clear if the system is in operation, if this is just a brochure site, but regardless, check the details:

  • solar-power
  • wireless communication
  • completely modular

I’ve visited Montreal and it seemed like a good city to ride in. Do any of our readers from the Great North know more about this system?

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Also noted on Wired.



A Weekend at Hugga HQ

Our 40th huggacast, shows a typical weekend at Hugga HQ. We tested a Yuba Mundo, Bike Blender, and just hung out talking bikes.

Safety tip: riding the mundo as shown may result in a burnt butt.

Notes



Bike Boom and Bike Theft

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?



Bike Hugger Mixer

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



Fremont Summer Solstice Parade

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.

Uploaded by Dapper Lad Cycles | more from the Bike Hugger Photostream.

Update

More photos submitted by readers and note that anything with the title Fremont Solstice Parade should indicate the potential for nudity and NSFW.



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