April 27, 2013 Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer is recovering in a Georgetown hospital Saturday, following surgery for a fractured shoulder. The 74-year-old justice fell while riding his bike along Washington's National Mall on Friday.
April 16, 2013 What does it take to ride a bicycle at 100 miles per hour? That's the question being explored by Britain's Donhou Bicycles and frame builder Tom Donhou, who has mounted a mammoth chainring onto a custom steel bicycle. He says the machine has already hit 60 miles per hour on the open road.
January 10, 2013 What started as a horrible week for Harly and Courtney Forbes — a thief stole their tandem bicycle, their only way of getting around — has brightened considerably. After a flood of support from their community the thief returned the bike, with a note attached.
December 12, 2012 Would you ride a bike while wearing a helmet made of cardboard? What if its design was inspired by nature — specifically, a woodpecker? You'll have a chance to do just that next year — meaning you could outfit yourself in a full-cardboard biking kit, if you also go for the $20 cardboard bicycle we wrote about in October.
July 20, 2012 For more than 20 years, photographer James Startt has been chasing legendary cyclists in the Tour de France, capturing the fans' excitement against the backdrop of the French countryside and the raw emotion of competitive cyclists. Now, a selection of his work can be viewed online.
May 16, 2012 Bike to Work Day is this Friday. And that prompts a question: Do you bike to work? If so, you should prove it — by taking a photo of yourself and your bike. Then share the picture, and we'll consider it for a Bike to Work Day gallery. Post it to Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #NPRbike.
May 3, 2012 Researchers found that only 20 percent of riders using shared bicycles wear helmets, despite the risk of injury. We took to the streets of Washington, D.C., to ask bicyclists, with and without helmets, about their choices.
April 11, 2012 With sensors that translate the motions of a bike — turning the handlebars, spinning the wheels, etc. — into customizable sounds, the Turntable Rider "is an epic bicycle accessory which converts a bicycle into a musical instrument," according to Cogoo, the company that created the device.
October 13, 2011 Michael Gill is the proud owner of a bicycle. It's not new, it's not cutting-edge — in fact, it's just a frame. But it's tied to Gill's past, when he rode the Peugeot for thousands of miles in the 1980s. That's when he had to part with the elite machine — until last month, when he found it again.
October 13, 2011 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the alleged Iranian plot to assassinate Saudi Arabia's Ambassador to the United States, and writer Ariel Dorfman on the things he left behind when he fled Chile. In the second hour, the "renaissance" of Detroit, and the bicycle ride of your life.
October 4, 2011 Bicycles, once seen as part of China's identity, have been displaced by a hunger to buy cars. But there are signs that the nation might be rekindling its love affair with the two-wheelers. Beijing hosts an elite cycling event this week.
August 12, 2011 Police say that Dionette Cherney, 67, had nearly finished crossing the six-lane street at the intersection of Mission St. and The Embarcadero, with the light in her favor, when a cyclist struck her in the bike lane next to the sidewalk.