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GeoOrbital’s wheel turns almost any bike into an electric bike

GeoOrbital_with_Dakota_Decker_3 TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2016’s “wildcard” participant GeoOrbital has a different take on the electric bike. Instead of putting a motor on the bike, they put it in the wheel. This crazy idea was actually prompted by something founder Michael Burtov saw in the movie “Tron.” He thought there was a lot of wasted space inside the motorcycles because of their hollow wheels. Read More

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Sarah Perez

May 11th

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These Tiny Magnets Could Stop People Stealing Bike Wheels

There’s lots of reasons why we can’t have nice things; when it comes to bicycles, it’s because assholes enjoy stripping them for parts, or stealing them outright. This project is trying to fix that, one oddly-shaped magnet at a time.

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Chris Mills

March 17th

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These Tiny Magnets Could Stop People Stealing Bike Wheels

There’s lots of reasons why we can’t have nice things; when it comes to bicycles, it’s because assholes enjoy stripping them for parts, or stealing them outright. This project is trying to fix that, one oddly-shaped magnet at a time.

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Chris Mills

March 17th

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Look How Much Better a City Can Be When It Designs for People Not Cars

It’s a common argument when a city wants to take away space for cars : “This isn’t Amsterdam.” But guess what, Amsterdam—where half the traffic movement in the city center is by bike—wasn’t always Amsterdam, either. The image above serves as proof proof that better street design can improve daily life, not just for people on bikes but for all residents.

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Alissa Walker

February 23rd

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Take a Heart-Pounding Ride on the Back of This Absurdly Fast Motorcycle

The North West 200 is the largest sports event in Ireland, and every May since 1929 motorcyclists gather to race down public streets between the towns of Portstewart, Coleraine and Portrush at speeds in excess of 200mph.

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February 22nd

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This Ridiculous Ramp Is SF’s Best Idea for a Bike Path Across the Entire Bay Bridge

After the Super Bowl leaves town San Francisco can stop vandalizing corporate statues and go back to focusing on more important projects, like imagining the day the Bay Bridge bike path might finally cross the entire San Francisco Bay.

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Alissa Walker

February 3rd

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Waze Is Missing a Huge Opportunity to Actually Help People Improve Their Commutes

There was a frightening message waiting for many Angelenos last Friday as they fired up Waze for their evening commute. Two freeways were closed—one covered in a mudslide —and for many, the app warned of drive times that were doubled or more. The entire city of LA simultaneously canceled its dinner plans.

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Alissa Walker

October 20th

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How a South African Neighborhood Banished Private Cars for a Month

Last week, Paris shooed cars from its downtown for a single photogenic day . Now a neighborhood in Johannesburg, South Africa is one-upping that car-free day with a celebration that kicks cars off the street for the entire month of October.

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Alissa Walker

October 6th

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This Is What a Road Bike Might Look Like, If There Were No Design Rules

People don’t often realize it, but the design of every high-end bicycle is shaped, one way or another, by the governing body of bike racing, the Union Cycliste Internationale. This is what bikes might look like if their rulebook didn’t exist.

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Chris Mills

September 22nd

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The Fastest Human-Powered Vehicle In the World Is a Ridiculous Bike That Just Broke 85 MPH

A group of humans put one of its humans in a crazy, covered bike. That human broke a world speed record for a human-powered vehicle. Aaaand now I feel even more like a motionless fat-accumulating sloth.

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Bryan Lufkin

September 18th

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