Cycling Wisdom : Videos by Laura Lukitsch

Uploaded on Jan 26, 2011
This is the first video in a series of webisodes focusing on sustainable urban transit. The series is part of the documentary project, MIND THE GAP.

URBAN BIKING: Overcoming Your Fears focuses on the perceived challenges of urban biking and what new bikers can do to start biking, from taking an urban biking class to going riding with a friend.

Urban biking classes in San Francisco are available through the San Francisco Bike Coalition (

To learn more about MIND THE GAP, visit the website at:

Uploaded on Jan 26, 2011
This is the second video in the series on urban biking for MIND THE GAP. The first was called Overcoming Your Fears. I wanted to try urban biking for several years before I finally overcame my fears. Once I did, I loved riding but quickly started wondering why I was going so much slower than other bikers. One of the people that started to unravel this mystery for me was Ben, at Treat Street Bicycle Works. I went to see him about several flat tires, and started learning the importance of having my seat at the right height and my tires inflated to the maximum capacity to give me a more efficient ride. Here are some tips. Feel free to add additional tips in the comments section.

laura, Series Producer

Special thanks to program sponsor,

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Published on Jul 7, 2013
In the United States most kids ride a bike until high school, when they trade in two wheels for four. The most they have carried is a house key. As more adults decide to jump on their bikes as a form of transportation, they may initially find the challenge of carrying their things mysterious and overwhelming. While the way one carries things depends on many factors (bike, stuff, fashion preference, practicality), we created this video to give you new ideas to inspire your own journey to create the best system for your needs!

Uploaded on Aug 15, 2011
Are you ready to start urban biking? Buying a bike can be an intimidating process as there are so many choices on the market today.

It took me six months before I was ready to buy my first commuter bike because I was suffering from information overload. However, going shopping with a friend and following the seven easy tips from Ron Bishop from the Bay Area Easy Riders (featured in this webisode) I finally made the leap. It’s been over a year since I purchased my bike and I am still happy with my bike!

I hope these tips will help you find the perfect bike for your needs.

Thanks to the volunteers who helped make this video possible. Camera work: Adam Anderson; Photos: Simon Gatrall; Editing: Summers Henderson; Bike Buyer/Commuter: Jane Ann Chien; Advisor: Ron Bishop, Bay Area Easy Riders; Bike Shops: Sports Basement; Mike’s Bikes’ Fresh Air Bicycles

And thank you to Sports Basement for supporting this series.

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Uploaded on Aug 15, 2011
If you want to continue enjoying the convenience and good health benefits of urban biking even when it is raining, here are a few tips to help you outfit your bike, make smart clothing choices, protect your gear, and stay safe.

In this segment you’ll here from:
Tim Papandreou, Transit Manager
Kristin Tieche, Fashion Blogger,
Donald Clough, Bike Technician at Treat Street Bicycle Works

This program made possible in part by generous sponsorship from