November is a Time to Be Thankful – To the Environment!

November is a Time to Be Thankful – To the Environment!

Tips and Tricks to Integrate Alternative Transportation into Everyday Life Thanksgiving is a time to renew family connections and give appreciation for all the good things in life. Given low budgets available for environmental preservation programs and worsening city traffic, integrating alternative transportation – like bicycles, scooters, skateboards, and rollerskates- into our daily lives, can help show our thanks to our home Planet Earth while making commuting and getting around town more … [Continue reading...]

Halloween on Scooters

Halloween on Scooters

Halloween is right around the corner! Whether your plans involve heading out to the hottest costume party or trick-or-treating with your kids, getting around has never been so fun…on scooters! Cover more ground and accumulate more booty using your trusty scooter.   Halloween on Scooters?  Avoid Crazy Surge Pricing Uber, Lyft, and even the low tech taxi make it easy to get around in urban settings. However, when you try to get a ride on a popular night such as Halloween, you can be … [Continue reading...]

Xootr -ific with Rock’n’Rainbow

Xootr -ific with Rock’n’Rainbow

Meet Rock’n’Rainbow! The funky-rock band for kids released their first CD, Let’s Boogie!, under the direction of Grammy nominee and master children’s producer Tor Hyams in March 2015. Videos from Let’s Boogie! have already racked up over 4 million views on YouTube. The catchy lyrics and energetic rhythms help kids and families develop healthy habits and active lifestyles.     We are super excited Rock’n’Rainbow chose Xootr scooters for their video, Riding My Scooter. … [Continue reading...]

5 Fun, Family-Friendly Folding Bike Adventures

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Spring is nearly here which means it’s time to get out there and get active, and what better way to go on a family adventure than a bicycle tour. America is full of bike friendly cities and scenic country trails, perfect for going on family bike rides or planning an entire vacation around. Traveling on folding bikes lets you combine different modes of transportation, allowing you to go farther and see more than if you were on a standard bicycle. Two folding bike enthusiasts even coined the … [Continue reading...]

The Grateful Eight: Hunt for the Best Cold Weather Gear

The Grateful Eight: Hunt for the Best Cold Weather Gear

We went looking for some of the best clothing, gadgets and gear for commuters of all kinds to stay safe and warm when it’s cold out. They had to be things that worked for bikes and kick scooters, and come highly recommended. Here’s the best cold weather gear we found… #1 Stop wheel theft with this basic axle nut that’s anything but. Made by Kryptonite, these gravity-powered wheel locks work when the vehicle is right side-up. Paired with a couple U-locks, you may have the perfect security set … [Continue reading...]

Your Kick Scooter Accessories This Valentine’s Day

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Show your Swift or Xootr some love this February with these awesome tech gadgets and kick scooter accessories. There’s a little something on our list for everyone, so get ready, get set and get to spoiling that ride of yours! Our picks for kick scooter accessories For music lovers: Wearing headphones or earbuds when driving or riding any type of vehicle is extremely dangerous and never recommended. But that doesn’t mean you have to give up listening to tunes wherever you go! With the robust … [Continue reading...]

Winter Storage Tips

Winter Storage Tips

You don’t have to live in a small apartment or tiny house to appreciate the compact design and easy fold-ability of a Xootr or Swift, just like you don’t have to have a garage to keep it in. Urban environments present unique storage challenges, and when it’s winter you’ve got even fewer options. Below are several sweet foldable scooter and bike storage ideas for you to try out, perfect for small spaces. Easy to Store Anywhere You Go The whole point is to have a sturdy, reliable, and convenient … [Continue reading...]

The Six Commandments of Winter Bike Theft Prevention

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We’re going to talk about something a little more serious than usual today: stolen bikes and how to prevent your bike from getting stolen. According to a few recent studies, surveys and FBI statistics, year-round cyclists are 90% more likely to have their bikes stolen than seasonal or occasional cyclists. Additionally, there are just over 1.5 million bicycles stolen in the U.S. each year. So how do you protect your investment and, in many people’s cases, one of your only modes of … [Continue reading...]

Cold Weather Care Guide

Cold Weather Care Guide

Despite being thoroughly treated to prevent oxidation, with prolonged exposure to ice, salt and other watery conditions, the metal components of your bike or scooter can prematurely wear and break. No problem, you’re careful to wipe it down after getting caught in a rainstorm and you never use harsh cleaners on it. When cold weather hits, especially snow and ice, it becomes even more important to take proper care of your bike because of one huge danger: salt, road salt to be exact. But if you're … [Continue reading...]

So You Got a Xootr for Xmas, Now What?

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It may be January, but if you got a new Xootr (pronounced zoo-ter) kick scooter for Xmas and are itching to get out and get moving, we’re right there with ya! You don’t have to wait for the spring thaw to get to know your new toy, you can start playing around and practicing right away. Getting to Know Your New Xootr As tempting as it may be to just grab it and go, it’s in your best interest to familiarize yourself with the various parts and accessories of your new Xootr. You’ve … [Continue reading...]