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Urban Arrow Family review intro: With a kid, can it replace a car in winter?

I’d been hell-bent on bringing in a long-term Urban Arrow Family e-cargo bike sample ever since briefly rode one for comparison against t...

Car-free at the world's biggest bike show

Many of us are accustomed to the concept of traveling with your bike. The idea is simple, after all: you pack up your bike, fly with it s...

Commentary: A definitive list of the stupidest things people have ever said about cyclists

I have read and heard many people take creative license in their objections to bike infrastructure projects but never before had I heard ...

Purpose and peace: My perfect year of cycling

Five years can seem like a lifetime. I say this because that’s how long ago I had the idea to report, write, and publish a feature story ...

Coffee Outside: an outdoorsy twist to the coffee shop ride

Coffee and cycling, cycling and coffee. It’s a beautiful, long-standing pairing and the coffee culture among cyclists is bigger than ever...

Commuter jeans reviewed: Levi's vs. Osloh

When I look out the window I find another grey and wet winter morning. Temperatures are mild but the rain clouds are ever-present. I need...

Dollar bills, wine corks and other everyday items that can fix common cycling nuisances

Got a flat? Soggy shoes? Missing bar ends? Easily fixed with everyday household items. Duct tape Really, what isn’t duct tape good for? T...

How to navigate insurance, police and legal aspects after a collision

As much as we all love riding on empty country roads on blue sky days, most of the riding we do involves some interaction with other road...

How to make money riding a bike

How can you make money with a bike? Certainly not by racing one. I have a different plot in mind today. Let's talk about bike commuting. ...

How to avoid accidents and collisions on the road

Please give a warm Ella welcome to our new contributor Rae-Anne Hardie. Rae-Anne is a cancer researcher and longtime cyclist. Growing up ...

Must-carry items for the daily bike commuter

It’s early on a weekday morning and I’m looking out the window gauging the weather. I zip up my jacket, roll up my pant legs, slip on som...

Commuting essentials: the cute, the quirky and the functional

When Verita Stewart signed onto Ella, she probably didn’t know she was would become our in-house fashion and accessory expert. Her first ...

How To: Commute like a champ

Ella columnist Verita Stewart fell in love with cycling when she started to commute to work three years ago. And like many before her, Ve...

Salary Package Your Bike?

The whole concept of Salary Packaging your vehicle was new to me when I moved to Australia.  It seemed too good to be true.  Once digging...

Drive To Work Day

I was forced to drive into the city for work yesterday and the traffic was absolute chaos. Was I the only motorist that realized that the...

The Battle Of Sydney

I came across a well produced video yesterday by a group campaigning for better cycling infrastructure and tolerance in Sydney. In Melbou...

Bike Lane Hazard?

I've been sent this video quite a few times after it was published in the AdelaideNow online newspaper last week.  I appreciate and respe...

One Bike Or Two Bikes?

There are differing opinions when it comes to the debate of having one bike for training and one bike for racing, versus owning one bike ...

The Hook Turn

The Hook Turn is quite obvious to everyone who lives in Melbourne.  You do them all the time in your car to avoid holding up the trams.  ...

Weekday Madness

First of all I want lay out the disclaimer that I commend each and every person who rides a bike on any occasion.  However, you can't pai...

Back To Basics

2009 is here and it's a great time to remind yourself of some of the basics. 1. Commuting - get those recovery miles in by riding to work...