What We Loved at Berlin Bike Week

10 of our favorite bike design innovations, from a seatless BMX to coconut handle bars.

BMX race image by Katrin Greiling.

Every day in Berlin, an estimated 500,000 bicyclists take to the streets on their preferred mode of transportation. In fact, the German capital is increasingly becoming one of Europe's most bike-friendly cities. It's only fitting then that Berlin is host to one of the most creative and vibrant bike shows on the continent—the Berliner Fahrradschau (Berlin Bike Show)—now in its sixth year.

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BMX Superstar Mat Hoffman’s Animated Tale Of Anesthesia-Free Experimental Surgery

After tearing his ACL, champion rider Mat Hoffman was back biking in a week. There was just one catch...

image via YouTube screen capture

In the world of competitive BMX, Mat Hoffman is considered one of the best, and most important riders to ever put foot to pedal. He’s a multiple X-Games medal winner, the first person to pull off a no-handed 900 (spinning your bike around in mid-air a bunch of times without holding on) and has worked for decades spreading the gospel of the sport he loves.

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How to Roll, Bike, and Board Your Way to a Better Planet

Reinventing the Outdoors contest: ASEC is getting kids into environmentalism through action sports like BMX, skateboarding, and snowboarding.

Launched on Monday April 4, GOOD and Ford will be devoting six weeks to amazing organizations like this one that are redefining the way we live, work, and play outside.

Come back everyday for a new story about the people, celebrities, and programs behind each organization and learn how you can help take part.

And be sure to check in on Monday, May 16, when the the contest opens for
voting! Vote for your favorite group up to once a day until Friday, May 20. The winner of the $50,000 grand prize will be announced on Tuesday May 24.

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