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Explore Taiwan On Two Wheels With These Six Spectacular Bike Rides

With thousands of kilometers of new bike paths, Taiwan has emerged as one of the world's great cycling destinations

The migration advances an average of 25 to 30 miles a day. A cyclist can cover similar distances.

What I Learned Biking the 10,000-Mile Migration Route of Monarch Butterflies

I set off to be the first person to cycle alongside the butterflies to raise awareness of their alarming decline

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Come for a Visit, Stay for a Lifetime in South Carolina's Lowcountry

See why visitors flock to this eco-destination each year, and why increasingly more are planting roots

Belgian cyclist Firmin Lambot, the ultimate winner of the race, pictured in a wooly yellow jersey.

The Original Tour de France Yellow Jersey Was Made of Wool

100 years ago, in the middle of the race, a rider wore the famed jersey for the first time

Can a bike ride a day keep the doctor away?

Welsh Doctors Can Now Prescribe Free Bicycle Rides

The pilot program joins a recent spate of 'social prescribing' activities to hit the U.K.

Denise Mueller Korenek just broke the Cycling World Land Speed Record

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American Woman Sets New Bicycle Speed Record

Cyclist Denise Mueller-Korenek hit 183.932 MPH while drafting behind a drag racer in Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats, besting the previous record of 167 mph

Fort Collins, Colorado, has been named No. 1 in a new list by People for Bikes ranking U.S. cities on bike safety, infrastructure and improvement.

New System Ranks America's “Bicycle-Friendly” Cities

Fort Collins, Colorado, was crowned No. 1 in PeopleForBikes' inaugural list

Quick, durable and environmentally friendly, 3-D printing is becoming an increasingly popular technique in construction.

3-D Printed Cycling Bridge Unveiled in the Netherlands

It is reportedly the first-ever civil infrastructure project built with a 3-D printer

The late 19th and early 20th centuries were full of inventions such as this--the "Pinkert Navigating Tricycle," which was meant to be used on water.

People in the 1800s Dreamed of Bicycling on Water

Despite numerous patents, nothing really ever came of this fad

This Berlin man will soon have access to 13 bike superhighways.

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Germans Invented the Autobahn. Now They’re Building a Superhighway for Bikes

A cyclist’s dream will soon be reality in Berlin

An 1817 illustration of a draisine.

This Wooden Running Machine Was Your Fixie’s Great-Great Grandpa

The draisine was invented as a potential replacement for the horse during a shortage

Inventor Sir Clive Sinclair demonstrates his battery-assisted pedal powered tricycle at Alexandra Palace, London.

This Three-Wheeled, Battery-Powered Plastic Car-Bike Was a Giant Flop in 1985

But today, some have asked if Sir Clive Sinclair was just ahead of his time

The EcoHelmet is a foldable, recyclable helmet constructed of paper with a water-resistant coating.

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This Folded Paper Fans Out Into a Full-Size Bike Helmet

The EcoHelmet, this year's James Dyson Award winner, could be used by bike shares across the world

These bikes won't just make it easier to get around Marrakech—they could also send a message to world leaders about ways to reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.

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Africa Just Got Its First Bike Share Program

Now you can get around Marrakech on a fleet of bicycles—no air pollution needed

The American Velocipede

American Drivers Have Bicyclists to Thank for a Smooth Ride to Work

Urban elites with a fancy hobby teamed up with rural farmers in a movement that transformed the nation

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Google's Self-Driving Cars Are Learning to Recognize Cyclists’ Hand Signals

Cyclists, meet the nicest car you’ll ever share the road with

Swiss cyclist Fabian Cancellara during a time trial in Utrecht, Netherlands, during the 2015 Tour de France

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Tour de France Goes High Tech to Battle Mechanical Cheating

Organizers will use thermal cameras developed by the French nuclear agency to detect "mechanical doping" during the 2016 Tour

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This Danish City is Giving Bikers the Green Light

In a pilot program underway in Aarhus, Denmark, cyclists are given RFID tags that trigger traffic lights in their favor

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Minnesota Is Expanding Its Bike Share to Include Canoes

Because bikes and boats are a perfect pair

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Google’s Driverless Car Got Confused By A Cyclist

It just wants to protect soft, perishable humans.

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