It feels very much like bicycle season to me, so I wanted to collect up all the great posts and sources that we've got going on to inspire you and, perhaps, lead you into a new ride if you don't have one. This is a really jam-packed list, so enjoy and add your comments if you know something we don't!
>> Gary Fisher Simple City Bike & Trek Allant: We love our bikes, and not having bought a bike since the early 90's, I was surprised to feel how much better made they are. These are really easy, smooth rides.Public: New from Rob Forbes, these folks are one stop shopping for human powered transportation.
>> ANT Bikes: I wrote about these last year. These are hand-built up in Boston and $$$.
>> Dutch Bikes Seattle: Great resource for original Dutch bikes.
>> The Dutch Bicycle Co.: Another great resource, this time in Somerville, Massachusetts.
>> Sweetpea Bikes: Beautiful hand-made bikes, designed specifically for women.
>> Vanilla Bicycles: Custom-built in Portland, Oregon, but don't quite get your hopes up to score one by Christmas: the wait list for Vanilla bikes is half a decade!Bowery Lane Bicycles
>> Early Rider: This is a really nice starter solution for kids. Ursula loves hers, but she still wonders where the pedals are. They're coming…
>> XtraCycle: This is an awesome solution for those who want to extend their traditional bicycle to carry more stuff or children in the rear. They also have whole bike designs as well.