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San Francisco’s Bikepocalypse, this Weekend!

Hide yo wife! Hide yo kids! There are so many bicycle events in our fair city this weekend, it would seem that the San Francisco Bikepocalypse is upon us! We’ve done our research and recommend the best three events, after the jump:
 

San Francisco Bicycle Film Festival 2011. Calling all car-free cinephiles! A NYC bicyclist who was [...]

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Pro-bike music viddy from the lady MC Breezee One

This video almost makes us want to move to Detroit. The dance move at 3:15 is that good! Big ups to my girl Kayla (@ridicurousness) for the share!

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Dumpster Dive Interior Design? or, Creating a Pendant Light with Found Items and $6.40

Well….we didn’t really dumpster dive (this time).
We had been scouring the pages of the Ikea, West Elm and CB2 catalogues in order to find the perfect pendant light to shed some light on our wall-mounted mini-desk.

Click through for after pictures and assembly details!

While I was day-dreaming about all sorts of expensive pendant lighting, I spied a [...]

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Car-Free Camping on Angel Island

After reading the inspiring Post-Car Adventuring Bay Area travel book, we wanted to do one of the adventures outlined in the book.  All of the adventures outlined in the book are very well researched and informative, and we highly recommend that you buy it here. We were so excited to try out one of the trips, [...]

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Car-Free News Roundup 2011.07.28

Even Houston is getting on the car-free bandwagon, asking their citizens to go car-free (or at least car pool) in August [Transportation Nation]
“The car remains king, but the crown is slipping”: a review of road diets in the Bay Area [Mercury News]
Why can’t we have European pedestrian style streets in North America? [On the Commons]
Baltimoreans [...]

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5 Ways Smart Phones Have Enabled Car-Free Living

Even just 2 or 3 years ago,  car-free living wouldn’t have been possible for us.
Transit travel presented extreme inefficiencies in the pre-iPhone era. Physical transit schedules got lost easily and were quickly out-of-date. We could only ascertain when we would arrive at a given destination through prior experience. If travelling by bike, what appeared to be [...]

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Car-Free News Roundup 2011.07.13

A study analyzes the correlation between Walk Score, urban density, and household income [Xing Columbus]
LA’s impending “Carmageddon” is no big deal if you’re already car-free [Marketplace]
A product combining our two great loves: wine and bicycles [Seattle PI]
Heart-warming video about the impact of our everyday choices. We ride with Sophie – will you? [Cascade Bicycle Club]

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Moving by Bike

Everybody hates moving, and moving might be one of the most daunting things about a car-free lifestyle. Many people would think it actually impossible to move without a motorized vehicle of some sort.
One of the first true challenges we faced as a car-free couple was a move. We had just taken a two-month honeymoon in Asia, and to [...]

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Car Free Couple Manifesto

Want to lose weight? Save money? Reduce environmental impact? Increase interaction with your community? Promote social justice? You don’t have to buy the latest gadget on late night TV… all you have to do is get out of the car and go!
When we moved from the midwest to the bay area, we quickly realized that [...]

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