Anyhow, we are always and increasingly measuring influence for our clients and I thought I’d give a run down of what the cycling industry looks like from an influence point of view. I extracted 50 of the most influential sources of information from a larger pool. Ranking method: in-links between each other in the pool only. While they have influence, I removed pro-mags (e.g. VeloNews or CycloCross Mag) and stores like (CompetitiveCyclist or UltraRob). I also looked at Facebook and Twitter for corresponding influence there. To my point earlier, influence is not a one way street but a complex system of resonance which may lead readers and consumers to think and act accordingly. Influencers not only influence the masses but also influence each other throughout the social media sphere.
I hope you enjoyed your commute as much as I enjoyed mine. It sure feels good to be back on the bike after being sick!
If you just happened to stumble upon our site today and you’ve never ridden your bike to work, now’s the best time of year to give it a try. Besides the fact that the weather is lovely, May is National Bike Month, with biking events going on all across the country. It’s a perfect time to get out there and see what you’ve been missing!
We’re happy to announce that NYCeWheels has come onboard as a sponsor.
NYCeWheels is located in the Yorkville section of Manhattan’s Upper East Side. They started out selling electric scooters in 2001 and they’ve since evolved into stocking a large selection of unique electric and human powered bicycles, kick scooters, and folders. We’ve been wanting to put a little more time and energy into covering folders and e-bikes, so making the connection with the folks at NYCeWheels will help us move in that direction.
Which leads me to the subject of a fun and interesting bike headed our way. As some of you who have been following us from the start may recall, I once owned a Brompton S3L and rode it as my daily commuter. Due to circumstances beyond my control [a landlord who arbitrarily banned bicycles from the building in which I work, but that's a story for another day —ed.], I ended up not needing a folder and sold the Brompton to fund another bike. I really loved that Brommie, but unfortunately, I never got around to writing a full review, so I’ve had it in my mind ever since to get my hands on another one to give it a proper EcoVelo workout and report. Long story short, in steps NYCeWheels with an offer to borrow a Brompton M3L in full EcoVelo regalia to ride and photograph for a review on the site. We’re looking forward to putting the bike through its paces and publishing a full review this summer.
Velo Vision has posted a report on SPEZI 2010 (aka the Special Bikes Show), Europe’s largest show for recumbents, recumbent trikes, quadracycles, folding bicycles, tandems, family cycles, velomobiles, transporters, electrical bikes, special needs bikes, adult kick scooters, and other unusual pedal-powered vehicles.