bikes

Lyft’s app code reveals unlaunched bike or scooter feature

Lyft hasn’t acquired a bike-sharing startup or gotten a scooter permit yet, but it’s already preparing its app for them with a feature codenamed “last mile.” Code and screensho

Uber acquires bike-share startup JUMP

Uber has acquired bike-sharing startup JUMP for an undisclosed amount of money. This comes shortly after TechCrunch reported that JUMP was in talks with Uber as well as with investors regarding a pot

Transit aggregates bike-share bike locations from multiple services in Seattle and Washington, DC

With multiple bike-share services to choose from, it can be a pain to open up two or three apps just to see which has the bike closest to you. Transit, an app that shows (you guessed it) transit optio

Uber’s self-driving cars put cyclists at risk, warns bike advocate group

Uber, the transportation-on-demand behemoth, courted controversy this past week when it started to test its self-driving cars on public roads in San Francisco without the state’s permission. T

Bikeshare conference brings pedal power to the people

As the North American Bikeshare Association begins its annual conference in Austin, Texas, participants will be focusing on social equity. If you’re wondering what that means, wonder no more, th

GeoOrbital’s wheel turns almost any bike into an electric bike

TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2016's "wildcard" participant GeoOrbital has a different take on the electric bike. Instead of putting a motor on the bike, they put it in the wheel. This crazy idea was actually

Perfecto Is A Marketplace For Bikes That Are Not Stolen

Launched last month, Perfecto is a bike marketplace that verifies buyers, sellers, and bicycles, essentially eradicates the potential of stolen bikes being sold as legit ones. As bicycle commutes bec

Ring MyBell

If you’ve ever nearly ended up under an SUV or been doored by a sleepy minivan-driver, you’ll appreciate the MyBell. Designed by the folks at MyBell.co in Brooklyn, the $99 horn allows you

The iPhone-Controlled Visiobike Will Take You For A Ride

Zoom zoom! A Croatian company wants to put your butt onto a new kind of bike, a sort of electric/mechanical hybrid that uses battery assist to help you up the hills and includes an automatic transmiss

Check Out, And Support, This Wild Multi-Pedal Bike, The Boneshakered Bigwheel

If you're into big bicycles with weird, multi-tipped legs, have I got a project for you. Called the Boneshakered Bigwheel (sic), this one-off project by creator <a target="_blank" href="https://www.fa

Get Your Halfbike Runnin’ Head Out On The Highway

Why settle for a whole bike when a half will do? This decidedly odd <a target="_blank" href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/774841427/halfbike">Kickstarted bicycle, called the Halfbike</a>, prom

Social Bicycles Raises $1.1 Million To Expand Bike Sharing Project

Bike sharing service <a target="_blank" href="http://socialbicycles.com">Social Bicycles</a> has raised $1.1 million to expand the reach of their social bike sharing service to new markets. The compan

An Interview With Josh Bechtel, The Inventor Of The Bicymple

There's been quite a bit of disruption in bikes recently and the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.bicymple.com">Bicymple</a> is no exception. Designed by <a target="_blank" href="http://www.linkedi

TC Makers: A Visit To The Brooklyn Factory Where They Make The Ultracool Blink Steady Bike Light

It's rare to see the creation of a product from idea to implementation but <a target="_blank" href="http://blinksteady.com">Blink Steady</a>, a unique, multi-sensor bike light, allowed us to do just t

The Bike Singularity Is Nigh: The Velo Bike Has An Open Source Brain

The Velo is still a bit of a pie-in-the-sky project but I'd totally be down with it if they made a few in real life. Designed to reduce the "problems" associated with biking - namely collisions and ma

Blinksteady: The Bike Light Apple Would Make If Apple Made Bike Lights

When's the last time you really splurged on something for your bike? The old girl gets you around town, puts up with your ridiculous maintenance regimens, and shifts and rattles in just the right way

Porsche’s Sport And Rennsport Bikes, For The Car-Loving Cyclist

We've already seen bikes from both <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/03/31/audi-gets-into-the-bike-game-presumably-to-compete-with-mclaren/">Audi</a> and <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2

The Backpack Scooter Lets You Walk Then Ride

This is the Bergmönch - the Mountain Monk - a scooter that folds into a backpack, thereby allowing the brave to ride down the hills the climb up at breakneck speed. There are no pedals - just a pair

This Wood Bike Looks Like It Came Out Of Minecraft – In A Good Way

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/bike_3.jpg" />The last wooden bike we saw,<a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/2011/03/31/audi-gets-into-the-bike-game-presumably-to-compet

Sweet-Looking Bike Tool Roll Made From My Favorite Material, Waxed Canvas

Fellow Seattlite and Etsy seller Erica Hanson has put together a great little tool bag for discerning bikers: the Mopha. It’s waxed canvas and consists of ten of little pockets for you to put yo
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