Monday, 9 December 2013

Other cycling sites for guidance and information

Summary: It's useful to be able to easily refer to the best sites with general guidance, tips and forums specifically for utility cyclists. The aim of this post is to collect in one place the top reference sites for utility cyclists. Please suggest others via the comments.

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Bicycle site/blog directories
Let's Go Ride A Bike (LGRAB) - Other bike blogs

Advice & guidance
Let's Go Ride A Bike (LGRAB)
BikeRadar: On Your Bike - Getting started

Advocacy for better infrastructure, urban design and safety
A View From The Cycle Path
Cycling Embassy of Great Britan
As Easy As Riding A Bike - A UK blog advocating for safe cycling infrastructure
The Times - Cities fit for cycling - A UK campaign to make cities safe for cycling.
8-80 Cities - Walking & Cycling - Creating liveable cities including for walking and cycling.
One Street
Go Alliance - Cycling

Bike buying, selling, donating, renting
Bike Exchange - Australia's biggest online bicycle shopping site.
GiveNow Bike Donating (Australia) - Australian organisations that recycle donated bikes.
Spinlister - Airbnb for bikes.

Car free

Comics, cartoons and illustrations
The System - Bikes
Kickstand Comics

Country and city cycling blogs
Bicycle Dutch
Bike Portland

Data and visualisation
Charting Transport

Equipment and products
Bikes For The Rest Of Us

How to ride
Virtuous Bicycle - Tips on riding in traffic, including a useful Beginners Corner. (NYC)

Individual blogs
Lo Fidelity Bicycle Club
The Invisible Visible Man
Steven Can Plan
My Wheels Are Turning
People Powered

Forums and Q&A sites
Bicycle Network Forums
Bicycles Stack Exchange - a question and answer site for cyclists.
Bike Forums - Utility Cycling - A sub-forum for questions and discussion on utility cycling.

Ride The City - Biking Jobs

Bicycle Tutor and Bicycle Tutor Forums - DIY maintenance with great video tutorials.
Bicycle Training Australia - $79 courses in bike maintenance in Kensington, Melbourne.
RideOn Magazine - Maintenance articles
Urban Velo - Tech and How To

Melbourne events, activities and culture
The Squeaky Wheel - organises cultural events in Melbourne that celebrate cycling for transport.
Melbourne Bicycle Touring Club - organises social riding events every week
BikeFun - a calendar of mostly free, self-submitted bike events
Treadlie - Australian urban bike culture magazine

News & magazine sites
The Guardian Bike Blog
RideOn Magazine
SMH On Your Bike Blog
Momentum Magazine
Urban Velo

Monash University - City Science

Road rules and fines
Bicycle Network - Australian state road rules
VicRoads: Road rules
Bicycle Network - Fines and penalties
RideOn Magazine - Road rules articles

Routes & maps
BigYak Australian bike trails - Australian bike trails, routes and points of interest.
Ride The City - Melbourne - A cycling route finder for many popular cycling cities
My Trails
Rail Trails Australia
VicRoads: Bicycle route maps

SustainableCitiesCollective - Biking - Posts about cycling as a part of sustainable cities.
World Streets
Bike Hugger

Touring and travel
The Path Less Pedalled

The Atlantic: CityLab - Commute
Slate - Transport
Vox - Transportation
Biking in the 21st century

Urban design and affairs
Crikey - The Urbanist
Planetizen - information exchange for the urban planning, design, and development community.
Behooving Moving

Utility cycling and commuting
Commute by Bike
Utility Cycling

Vehicular cycling
Commute Orlando