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6 Editor’s Statement
Brad Quartuccio

8 Publisher’s Statement
Jeff Guerrero

10 I Love Riding in the City
Readers share their tales of city cycling.

22 Wolfpack Hustle Marathon Crash Race
Krista Carlson
If you had the chance to race 26.2 miles across Los Angeles, wouldn’t you do it?

32 Can Bike Shop Deserts Bloom on Chicago’s South Side?
John Greenfield
There are comparatively few bike shops in low-income neighborhoods like Chicago’s South Side, but could rising gas prices help them flourish?

42 Gallery: NAHBS 2012
Brad Quartuccio

49 Product Reviews & News
A.N.Design Works, Keen, Chrome, Pearl Izumi and more.

60 Jogja Bikes Once More
Melati Kaye
Yogyakarta was once known as “bicycle central” in Indonesia, and if trends continue, it may once again reclaim its moniker.

66 Helmet Tech
Brad Quartuccio
The lowdown on helmets, from fit to style to safety.

72 Outro
Brad Quartuccio
Six clubs sent their best players to NYC to battle it out in a hockey style, bench format polo tournament.


Left: Shin-ichi Konno of Cherubim bikes looks over his latest masterwork at the 2012 North American Handmade Bicycle Show. See more photos from this year’s convention on page 42. Photo by Brad Quartuccio