German company Conrad is apparently building a new kind of bike lock that not only latches your bike onto a street pole, but also raises it above ground level to keep it out of reach of thieves and vandals. This short video ad demonstrates how the lock is supposed to work (and possibly explains some other useful information that we can’t translate from German): More
Topic: Outdoor Activities
Is it worth sticking corporate logos on signs around state parks in order to keep them open? Several parks in New Hampshire, Maine, Georgia, and Virginia are low on funds and looking into corporate sponsorships to continue to be able to maintain their public land. More
Obama Administration Wants You to Reconnect With Nature: And they want your ideas on how to encourage your fellow Americans to enjoy the great outdoors. Tomorrow, there will be a listening session with the President in Minneapolis as part of the America’s Great Outdoors Initiative. (via the Environmental Protection Agency)
We’re pretty into yoga. But activities that mix yoga and other athletic endeavors intimidate us big time; not least, doing yoga on a paddleboard. Apparently there are enough people braver than us, though, because paddle board yoga is taught at … More
We always yak about how much we love bicycling. But if you don’t have a bike, it’s pretty hard to join the cycling movement and get a little greener (and fitter). That’s why bike-share programs rule. Washington, D.C. was the … More
Happy 4th of July. Even though it’s July 5th. We hope you’re in a pool or on a beach somewhere.
Flag cakes, cobblers, and pies are 4th of July staples, whether you’re headed to a potluck, picnic, BBQ, or just watching the fireworks and fireflies in your own backyard. (For party-planning help, check out Eco-Friendly 4th of July: 10 Patriotic … More
Ready to get schooled about your health? Our Daily Health Quiz will test your know-how. Answer our question, below, and check back tomorrow for the answer and your next pop quiz. Today’s Question: You’d be crazy to not have something … More
We like celebrities who ride bikes, and Elle Macpherson is one of them.
This year has already been one of the warmest on record, according to a climate analysis from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and in many cities, the trend seems to be sticking with what feels like it’s already been … More
Here’s hoping you don’t start seeing things like this after a few hours in the sun today:
This pooch looks so happy and summery and athletic, that we can’t help but hope our (and your) Saturday is half as fun.
Want to take a summer trip? Check out Ontario – you could even win a free trip there for you and your family.