Posts about 'Video'
Posted on 26. Apr, 2013 by Melanie Colavito.
This video has gone viral lately, and it’s no surprise. When you weld together a bunch of metal into a ridiculously tall bike and parade it around at CicLAvia, that’s the Cyclovia event in LA, you’re bound to get some attention. Streetsblog and Huffington Post have great articles about the newly crowned “King of CicLAvia” created by Richie Trimble. The bike is 14.5 feet tall to the seat and 17 feet tall to eye level. Honestly, it totally freaks me out, but I’d love to ride the thing too…maybe with training wheels? Anyhow, perhaps the best part of the video is the perspective of CicLAvia it provides. Every Cyclovia needs a video with this bird’s eye view!
Posted on 19. Apr, 2013 by Melanie Colavito.
Need a little pick-me-up after this week? This should help. Gary Skaggs of San Francisco says the best thing about his job riding a piano bike around town is the smiles it brings to people’s faces. Undoubtably, I’d be very happy to see such a thing in person, and the story behind the piano bike is pretty darn cool. So check it out below, our thoughts are with all affected by this week’s events, and I hope this brings a smile to your face.
Posted on 01. Apr, 2013 by Melanie Colavito.
Although National Bike Month isn’t until May, if you are already rearing to go for some inspiration to ride more, check out 30 Days of Biking. No, this isn’t an April Fool’s post. 30 Days of Biking begins April 1 and lasts until the end of the month, and it’s a lot more fun than funny. The idea is to bike somewhere everyday for 30 days. You don’t have to bike everywhere – though that would be cool – but you just need to get in at least one bike trip per day. Actually, this event is great for me, because here in Tucson, our month-long festival of biking – called Bike Fest – is actually in April. May starts to get pretty, well, warm around here. Anyhow, check out 30 Days of Biking and take the pledge! I learned about this from Bike Shop Girl, who just took the pledge, and I am too! Happy Spring!
Posted on 29. Mar, 2013 by Melanie Colavito.
Can a bicycle be a vehicle for social change? If you had any doubts that it can, watch this video about Shannon Galpin, the founder of Mountain to Mountain. Shannon has made the headlines many times for her amazing story becoming the first woman to ride a bike across Afghanistan while advocating for women’s rights. She’s now featured in a film on MoveShake, and she’s also helping form a national women’s cycling team in Afghanistan and making a film about it. Check out a snippet of her story below and find more on MoveShake.
Inspired? I know I am. Let’s all strive to be that drop in the bucket that works to make the world a better place!
Posted on 22. Mar, 2013 by Melanie Colavito.
Happy Friday and Happy Spring. I’m in a light hearted mood. It’s hard not to be after a week of lovely bike commutes around Tucson. Ahh, the calm before the summer. Anyhow, here’s the perfect video to fit my mood via Velo Vogue. It’s a lovely montage of – well – bikes. All kinds of bikes. The video was created by Trevor Gill and Christopher Paetkau. From Gill’s Vimeo page about the video:
We’re all part of the club
Whether you see life in pedals and spokes
Or, you’re just out for a Sunday ride
It’s about freedom
It’s not revolutionary
It’s human powered
You’ve always been a cyclist
Posted on 15. Mar, 2013 by Melanie Colavito.
Streetfilms has another good review of the recent National Bike Summit, which covers the theme of “Bikes Mean Business.” Bicycling is good for the economy in a number of ways, and many of the people who appear in the video emphasize this important fact. Given that federal funding is going through a bit of an upheaval, it’s important to show members of Congress the important contributions bicycling can make to the economy. The video is a nice review of the Bike Summit, and if you look carefully at about 8 seconds in, you can spy Ted Johnson of our sister site Commute by Bike perusing some Bike Summit materials. And be sure to check out his coverage of the Bike Summit here, here, here, and here.
Posted on 09. Mar, 2013 by Melanie Colavito.
Women’s cycling is on the rise in the U.S.! This week, as part of the National Bike Summit, which you can follow details from on our sister site Commute By Bike, the second annual National Women’s Bicycling Forum took place. Streetfilms captured a number of great responses from the forum in the video below. There’s so much great momentum to encourage more women to ride this year, and it’s nice to see the bicycle industry expanding to include more women in all aspects. Ladies, let’s ride!
Posted on 22. Feb, 2013 by Melanie Colavito.
This video comes via one of our sister site Commute by Bike’s readers. It’s a great example of long distance utility cycling. 25 Bay Area cyclists rode their bikes with camping gear, food, and the like 200 miles to the Gaia Fest, a music festival in northern CA. When they arrived, they set up a pedal powered stage and helped to keep the lights and music going! The ride was hosted by Rock the Bike, and the video will be showing at the Portland Bike Film Festival. But more importantly, it sure looks like a lot of fun and the perfect utility cycling adventure! Enjoy.
Posted on 14. Feb, 2013 by Melanie Colavito.
I’m all for creative recycling, especially when it comes to bikes. So as you can imagine, I was pretty excited to see this video over at Bike Hugger. The video shows the creation of Bicycled Bike, which is a bike created out of old car parts. As you can see, an old car can turn into a lovely, new bicycle. Check it out!