Bicycle Times Issue #25


Cover illustration by Kyle Stecker

Issue #25 is here and it’s packed full of some of our favorite stories of the year.

Detour Across America


This is the tale of Mike Danger Cornell (that’s really his middle name, and it fits) and his reluctance to follow detour signs as he rides across the country. You may recognize the name of the author of this story: it’s Amanda Zimmerman, former Art Director for Bicycle Times. Mike Cornell is, in fact, also a Pittsburgh neighbor of ours: he works at the local bike education and recycling center, Free Ride, and makes goods out of old inner tubes under the name TwoTired Bike. As it happens, Amanda’s first article for Bicycle Times, in Issue #12, was about community-oriented bike shops, including Free Ride.

Cyclocross, A Beloved Import


Have you ever checked out cyclocross racing? You may already have the right bike for it. This was written by Klaus (just Klaus) of, a fascinating blog on Colombian cycling culture and other bike matters supplemented with excellent photos.

One Bike for All Seasons


Author Nicholas Carman has constructed the kind of life that will make many of us jealous—he works for half the year to earn enough money to go bike touring for the other half. One year, he commuted on a fat bike through an Alaskan winter, then rode the same bike down along the Rockies to New Mexico. He tells us some of the things he learned in that time about adapting a fat bike to many uses.

Fix It! Wrapping a Handlebar


Is your bar tape looking grubby? Never fear, we’ll show you how to replace it.



  • Bike Friday Tandem Traveler XL
  • Jamis Quest
  • Lynskey Viale
  • Soma Pick-Up Artist
  • Swobo Otis
  • Plus: panniers, lights, shoes and apparel

Additional Information

Weight .28 lbs
Dimensions 11 x 9 x .25 in


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