Map of Best Record Stores & a Vinyl Shopping List
In honor of Record Store Day, this Saturday, April 22nd, Bikabout has curated a map of North America's best record stores along with a list of records we're dying to buy.
It’s no wonder the Amgen Tour of California has become the nation’s most prestigious and watched annual cycling competition. Undoubtedly, watching the cyclists ride through California will make many long to visit. So, which of the 12 bike-friendly destinations should you make your pit spot? If wine tasting is your thing you’ll have to decide who has the better wine—Santa Barbara, Lodi or Santa Rosa?
Many cities who operate bike sharing programs pack up their kiosks for the winter months, rather than operate through potential snow and ice. Some cities, however, have decided to keep their bike share systems open and running during the winter months, which means that visitors coming in for the holidays have an easy option for getting around town.
The holidays are a great time for festivities on two wheels, it turns out. We know of plenty here in our back yard in New England, but our friends across North America have turned us on to plenty of other bike-themed happenings in their cities, too. We've collected many of them below for you, and we hope that your 2015 holiday season is a happy, healthy, and bikey one.
Would-be family who bike sometimes face daunting challenges. The usual setup is a couple who have biked before, who have recently had a kid or two, and who are interested in getting their kid(s) around town by bike. They've got a pair of bikes they bought 7 years ago, which have no fenders or racks, much less a place to put a kid. And they've seen others biking kids around on literally dozens of different combinations of equipment. This leads to common questions...
Before I get started, do you know what I'm talking about? When you look at rooms to rent on AirBnB, you've got a pretty exhaustive set of amenities you can filter by. You can choose to see only 1-bedroom places, with a pool, who provide shampoo...but the possibility of the host offering a bike (or bikes) for guests is strangely not one of them.