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Via Bike Portland A new study released today, which is being touted by its funders as “groundbreaking,” shows that a sampling of protected bike lanes in American cities have been a resounding success. The facilities included in the sample — hand-picked bikeways from Austin, Washington D.C., San Francisco, Chicago and Portland — showed a massive increase in bike traffic, received high marks for improving safety of all road users, and have won over the hearts and minds of people whether...

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Torker Bike Co. headed to Seattle and handed out 300 water bottles, coupons, tubes, cards with major bike trails around Seattle and more starting at 6am on May 16, 2014. King5’s Mimi Jung also stopped by and covered some safety tips for cyclists, like the most dangerous cars to watch out for. It’s 6am and we’re ready for the morning commuters! Happy Bike to Work Day!   A few riders checking out their free tubes!       Free tune ups and small fixes...

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Check out Torker rider Cody Shaide—sporting the Torker DX 20” unicycle. Cody is from Rice Lake, Wisconsin loves action sports and cycling and came to Unicycling later in life. What’s the best place riding has taken you? “When I first started riding for Torker in 2010, I endeavored to do a “Midwest Treasure Hunt”. I traveled all over the upper midwest in search of great riding spots. It is a habit I still maintain today, traveling around in search of...

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According to the 2014 Alliance for Biking & Walking Benchmarking report and the Seattle Times’ Gene Balk Seattle ranks number for safest for walking and biking within large cities, taken from seattlebikeblog.com. When walking and biking commute rates per capita are compared to reported fatalities, Seattle places second in walking safety and eighth in biking safety. In fact, Seattle is one of only four cities that makes the top-ten list for both biking and walking safety. When Balk combined the two measures, he determined...

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ONE GRAND PRIZE WINNER will win a Torker Interurban Flat bike, BetaBrand clothing, Basil Bags, Planet Bike and XLC accessories package. 5 FINALISTS will each win a Basil bag, Planet Bike and XLC accessories package. Enter your board today at http://bit.ly/TorkerContest 

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Want to see all the city bike racks or city bike lanes in Seattle? Check out this cool interactive map to help along with your commute. Check it out: http://www.commuteseattle.com/bike-map/

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Theactivetimes.com has put together a list of 28 commuter products that cover a variety of situations a commuter may encounter like a flat tire to the latest gadgets like a smart phone holster. Check out these must-haves. http://www.theactivetimes.com/must-have-bike-commuter-gear-28-essentials

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A air-bag scarf that turns into a helmet on impact, a bike horn that mimics a car horn and more gadgets to keep the modern commuter safe. Read it here : http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/03/10/gadgets-to-boost-bike-safety/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=1&

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Parent Map reporter Allison Holm has put together a great list of 13 Seattle Area Spots for Kids on Balance Bikes and Scooters. Since Torker sells, kids bikes, and scooters, we thought, why not share these spots. The article covers a lot of spots you may have not of thought about. Check it out here.

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OutdoorsNW has a great article on 10 Classic rides in the Northwest. From Crystal Mountain, the Columbia River Gorge, to Carson Hot Springs. The list is worth checking out if you are in the Pacific Northwest, or planning on visiting the area anytime soon. Click here to check them all out. The article also includes links to all the areas you’ll want to visit. Photo by Robin O’Neill.

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