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Xootr Blog

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 … [Read more…]

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 … [Read more…]

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 … [Read more…]

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 … [Read more…]

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 … [Read more…]

Highway Transportation Bill – Why We Love It!

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Commuters rejoice! With the passing of the new $305 billion highway transportation bill, $205 billion will be spent on highways and $48 billion will be spent on transit projects for the next 5 years. Exciting news for bike lovers, kick scooter enthusiasts, and transit riders across the country. It is the first long-term national transportation … [Read more…]

2015 Holiday Gifts for Commuters

As 2015 comes to end, the time has come to go shopping for friends and family. If you’re like us, finding the right gift for your friend or family member can be difficult. Great gift ideas come from knowing the type of person you’re buying for. When it comes to us, a similar interest we … [Read more…]

Bike commuting tips for Fall

Now that summer has come to an end, it’s time to welcome autumn with open arms. However, this also begins a countdown to winter, which everyone in the northern part of the country identifies as “the staying inside season”. One of the worst things about this snowy season is the fact that riding your bike … [Read more…]

The Back to School Accessories You Need!

There is nothing worse than heading back to school after a delightful summer of sun, fun, and being lazy. Getting up to catch the bus is depressing, and trudging from class to class is downright heartbreaking. Whether you’re in high school, college, or grad school the thought of commuting from one place to another is … [Read more…]

Creative Ways to Combat-Bike Theft

Every day we see more and more articles about bike thefts happening across the country. People are having a harder time than ever keeping their bikes, scooters, or other modes of transportation safe. What can be done? If bike theft continues to be a problem, people will soon give up their easy way of commuting and … [Read more…]