This is just one of those things that makes you wonder why you didnt think of it and be impressed all at once. Bike-sharing programs aren’t an uncommon sight in many major cities, but renting a ride often comes without one major accessory: the helmet.
In many larger city they have developed bike share programs, where you can go to a central location and borrow a bike, when you are done you need to return it. In Portland with the help of Nike the city is offer a flexible system without fixed location for picking up or returning the bike. This kind of solution might work well in a small city or town like SLO.
Here is a bike trail that is a little too fast for my taste. Tryout this abandoned bobsled track on the mountain Trebevic in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Some have bikes that are a work of art, and made a significant investment in the bike. Here is an interesting article discussing various ways to use customized furniture to display our bikes.
Here is a wide ranging review of gifts for Bike riders. Everything from bicycle lights to a subscription to Strava.
Here is an article about a Kickstarter Project Lumenus that is a bike jacket that you can connect to your smart phone, and it will light-up different ways, depending on your speed and direction. The comments are also interesting, discussing different night riding solutions.
The article looks at fitness data from runners and cyclist that has been upload by the Stava Phone app, from 12 cities around the world. The website is pretty slick with features that allow comparison of commute distances and elevation gain for example. In the commute section you can see a map of how people are commuting, which might be useful if planning a trip through one of these cities.
Here is a article on a new e-bike by Specialized, that has a feature that allow you to adjust the performance to what you need on your ride.
Here is a great article discussing how intersections can be made safe for bike. In the article it introduces the first “protected intersection” opened this month in Salt Lake City. It would be great to have one here in San Luis Obispo.