Yuba Bicycles Recalls Cargo Bike

by editors on March 20, 2013

1-13144 Yuba Mondo V4 Large
Sausalito, California based Yuba Bicycles has recalled it’s Mundo V4 cargo bikes because they have had two reports of passengers (on the back) getting their feet caught in the rear wheel, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The word “Mundo” is on the top tube of the bicycle frame and “Yuba” is on the down tube. The serial number range for the recalled bikes is ADA11A008000 to ACA12D018000. The serial number is located on the kickstand plate. . . Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cargo bikes and contact Yuba Bicycles to receive free wheel covers/wheelskirts and have them installed at no cost.

Guess the passengers just couldn’t keep their toes out of the spokes, huh?

[Link: Consumer Product Safety Commission]


Cycling Superstorm Sandy In NYC

by editors on November 2, 2012

When Superstorm Sandy hit New York City on October 29, 2012 did Casey Neistat stay indoors as Mayor Blumberg suggested? Hell no. He loaded up his cameras and headed out on his bike to record the evening for history. And truthfully he got some of the best storm footage we’ve seen so far.

[Link via VitalMTB]


Angry Cyclist Beats Down Muni Agent

by editors on November 2, 2012

Sometimes cyclists are the nicest people in the world and other times they’re just assholes on wheels. This guy appears to be the later, according to a story on SF Gate.

The assault happened Oct. 10 around 7:40 p.m. after the bicyclist tried to pass through the fare gates at the station with his bike, police said. . . The station agent on duty, a 55-year-old man, told the bicyclist he could not bring his bike into the station, but the man ignored him, lifted his bike over the railing and jumped over the railing himself. . . When the agent followed the cyclist down to the platform level of the station, the cyclist turned and hit and kicked him until he fell down, then ran away out of the station. The agent was seriously injured from the blows to his head and upper body and is currently unable to return to work, said police spokesman Sgt. Mike Andraychak.

So nice how he calmly wipes off his mohawk and starts off the conversation with a kick. . .

[Link via I Hate Bicyclists]


Electra Bikes + Hard Rock Hotel SD

by editors on October 18, 2012

Electra HrSan Diego’s Hard Rock Hotel through a collaboration with Electra Bicycles is now offering complimentary bike rentals with each stay in America’s Finest City.

After you check in, check out our San Diego Attractions page here to get map our your cyclin’ game plan; then call down to our Concierge desk at x6484 (or 619-764-6484 outside the hotel) to determine bike availability and set up your big adventure. It’s just another sweet perk of staying at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego.

This is almost reason enough to visit San Diego. Now if they would only offer this same deal up for all their hotels.

[Link: Hard Rock Hotel SD]