Bicycles

FOUND: John Cage's Long-Lost Bicycle

A gear-headed noise artist attempts to find the soundtrack of a bicycle.

A Steam-Powered Bicycle to Rocket You Back to the Victorian Era

Bell not required, as the bike already sounds like a screaming teapot.

How Quickly Would This $32,000 Bike Get Stolen?

Very, is our guess.

A Handy App to Record Your Painful Bike Accident

The Bike Crash Kit for the iPhone contains all the things you need after getting run over by a car.

What Real Respect for Bicyclists Looks Like

Take a ride on this floating roundabout for cyclists, in the Netherlands of course.

Inevitable, But Still Awesome: An Affordable Glow-in-the-Dark Bike Frame

The safety benefit may be debatable, but who cares?

Making City Biking Less Scary

Maps of traffic stress show where improvements can help build a better bicycle network.

Lugging a Bike Up Apartment Stairs? Why Not Use a Handle

Portland designers crafted this leather strap to make carrying a bicycle a little easier.

Dodging Bulls and Gunshots on New Jersey's 19th-Century 'Bicycle Railroad'

No trace of the primitive people mover remains, except an extremely colorful history.

Terrify Your Fellow Bikers With This Glowing Anglerfish-Cycle

Who doesn't want to ride around Australia inside a marine predator's gaping maw?

A Bicycle Mod That Lets You Ride the Streetcar Rails

But don't ride it into oncoming trams, obviously.

Walk Score Launches Bike Score

How bikeable is your city?

Getting More Women On Bikes

This weekend, an event called Cyclo Femme aims to up the percentage of women on two wheels around the world.

Why There's No War Between Drivers and Cyclists in the Netherlands

Dutch people aren't born knowing the rules of the road. They're taught from an early age.

How to Make Transit (and Biking and Walking) Sexy

Urban designer and writer Darrin Nordahl thinks it's time for advocates of alternative transportation to stop trying to appeal to reason and go for the gut instead.

In Defense of the Electric Bicycle, from the Bottom of a Steep Hill in San Francisco

I don't care what you purists think, these e-bikes are a godsend to hilly cities everywhere.

Bicycle Routes Built for a Tiger, Zebra, or Other Zoo Animal

Tokyo cartographers create cycling routes that resemble wild animals.

Whatever Happened to The Shweeb?

The whimsical plastic people-mover, a blend of monorail and recumbent bicycle, was a big enough idea to attract an investment by Google. So where is it now?

L.A.'s Unofficial Late Night Bike Marathon

Taking advantage of closed streets for a bike ride down carless streets – at 4 a.m.