Lights of Life at KWAwesome Foundation Pitch Night

Hi everyone, The Lights of Life campaign is kicking off with a pitch night for the KWAwesome Foundation happening at Little Bean Coffee Bar in Kitchener on Tuesday, March 25th at 7pm. If you are interested in coming to cheer us on, please book yourself to come and join us!  We are pitching to win $1000 to help us start up the lights of life campaign and purchase the lights to give out to the masses. I am looking for someone to bring a bike with them. The plan is to show the difference between a properly lit bike and … Continue reading Lights of Life at KWAwesome Foundation Pitch Night

The Invisible Bicycle Helmet | Fredrik Gertten

“If people say it’s impossible we have to prove them wrong.”
Design students Anna and Terese took on a giant challenge as an exam project. Something no one had done before. If they could swing it, it would for sure be revolutionary. The bicycle is a tool to change the world. If we use bikes AND travel safe: Life will be better for all.

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What’s the difference…

…between a DUI cyclist and a commuter cyclist? Answer: Three main things. One of these bikes has the following “features”… Upturned handlebars for convenience of carrying that sweet case of beer home. Industrial chain lock wrapped around the seat post, but not actually used. Parked in front of a liquor store at 10:30am on a Monday. I have no idea if this person has a DUI, I just assume so. (ps.. I was heading to the landlord office for work which is just near this store. I had to stop!) Continue reading What’s the difference…

Lights of Life Meeting Tonight – 5:30pm at Firkin at Tannery

Hi, Hope everyone can join as we meet today to discuss getting the Lights of Life project off the ground! Bring your ideas! Ask for the Waterloobikes table at the front door. Hopefully we can get a plan of action going to make this happen! Meeting with be from 5:30 to 6:30 max. Hope to see you all there! Continue reading Lights of Life Meeting Tonight – 5:30pm at Firkin at Tannery

Lights of Life

Hi everyone, Recently I brought up an idea on social media to get bike lights on the bicycles of everyone in Ontario. I’ve witnessed far too many people riding in the dark with no lights, that I am concerned truly for their safety. Turns out this isn’t a new idea! The Toronto Cyclists Union apparently already does this locally. However, there doesn’t seem to be a regional initiative to get this done. I propose Waterloo Bikes takes the lead on this, and I believe Graham has already given a blessing on this to put the Waterloo Bikes name on it. … Continue reading Lights of Life