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The Rounds #001 | City Cycling Stories


November 29, 2016  |  By Blair Smith

Curated by us for you, this issue of The Rounds features four stories from the city cycling world. One debunks 30 common cycling myths. Another inspires you with a 90-year-old cycling grandma. And we’ve got two new products that could be straight out of Tron–the Cyclotron bicycle and EcoHelmet bike helmet.

Meet Elena Galvez, Chile’s 90 Years Young Cycling Grandmother

The bicycle helps keep Elena Galvez going each day. She’s a 90-year-old Chilean cycling grandmother who rides her trusty bike to town and sells her hens’ eggs in order to make a living.

(Discovered on Reuters)


This Folding Bicycle Helmet Won the James Dyson Award

EcoHelmet designer Isis Shiffer with James Dyson

It’s foldable, recyclable (waterpoof paper!) and easily vendible for bike share programs–”for the spontaneous cyclist” is its promise on the website. Is EcoHelmet the perfect city cycling helmet? James Dyson thinks so.

(Discovered on Model Cyclist)


The Cycletron Bike – A Revolutionary Spokeless Smart Bicycle

The Cyclotron Bicycle

If there’s a bicycle of the future, The Cyclotron Bike might be it. Every conceivable technology is packed into this concept. But will it make you ride as fast as it looks?

(Discovered on Kickstarter)


30 Misconceptions of City Cycling and Cycling Infrastructure

9 myths of city cycling graphic

The Cycling Embassy of Great Britain created cyclingfalacies.com a beautiful little website  that identifies common myths about cycling and uses fact-based explanations to help spread the truth. Most of them can be applied to any city. Some of the myths include: “Our roads are too narrow”, “Shopkeepers rely on people driving” and the classic “We’re not Dutch or Danish”.

(Discovered on cyclingfalacies.com)



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