Posts tagged: ridesandy

A Moment of Sorts

In post-storm New York, the bike is having a moment of sorts.

Photo: Benjamin Norman for The New York Times.

Utility of The Bike

Riding in Japan

Interesting how presence changes perspective. After the Tsunami, the Japanese rode bikes and continue to do so in a mini bike boom. Post Sandy, NYC is discovering the utility of the bike and that’s what we’re posting about here. Local bike advocates are responding with #bikesandy events, commuter stations, free rental bikes, and blinkies.

Rapid Response by Bike in Fukushima

Photos by Robin Low and Japanese Red Cross Society.

The Epoch Times ran this photo of community power generation with a tandem bike after Sandy and many bike commuters are likely wondering how they can power their own devices with a bike. You do so while riding with a dynamo hub or a stationary trainer like this one from Field Studies that was seen on the Climate Ride.

At Bike Hugger we travel with Biologic’s Reecharge system. The hub charges a battery that powers your phone, as described in this video.

We’ve ridden on tour and vacation with the Reecharge system and will do so again this Winter, in Maui. Would also lend our legs to a community charge station and share our off-the-grid, pedal power.

Find dynamos online or at your local bike shop. Expect to spend a couple hundred dollars on the hub and converter.

A new video from Casey Neistat about bikes in NYC after Sandy.