Revolutionize your life pedaling through Barcelona

January 1st, 2020

Although the bicycle’s history starts in the 1790, in Paris, nowadays this vehicle can help you in a lot of differents aspects in your life.

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New year, new life. Or have you already forgotten the list of the New Year’s resolution? 

Maybe, you have some doubts about the relation between the title of the post and this New Year’s resolution. Well, there are a lot of relations. The most popular resolutions nowadays are: more exercise -a resolution which is motivated because of all the greasy and delicious food we have eaten during Christmas-, be more ecological, save money and travel more. And all this resolutions can be achieved just by pedaling daily. 

Going to work by bicycle, for example, can be the way for doing an exercise which, in addition to get us fit, will help us to be more active and inspired when we arrive at the office. 

At the same time you are getting fit, you are going to abandon the polluting vehicles because you are going to be using the most ecological means of transport, the bicycle.

And you are not only going to save contaminating gases to your city, in our case Barcelona, in addition, you are going to save the money of the fuel and of the gym.

And what can you do with all these savings? You can prepare a marvelous trip or taking more advantages of weekends continuing your pedaling through the streets of places that you haven’t already got to know.

Revolutionize your life starting to pedal. We started some years ago and we love it!

Pedaling against the climate change from Barcelona

September 26th, 2019

This Friday, 27th of September, different mobilizations are going to be carried out in Barcelona in order to demand the importance of a fast intervention against the climate change.

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From Born Bike Tours Barcelona, we always try to do our part using our bicycles as our way of life, speaking of personal and professional life. In addition, we explain how satisfactory is the continuous pedaling in our life is.

We know that the bicycle is a clean, sustainable and healthy means of transport that can make a difference -if you are usually reading our blog, for sure you are fed-up with listening to all the reasons. If this is your first time in this blog, we want to encourage you to read the posts where we talk about the use of the bicycle in the daily life, the importance of the rain in the city and about the ecotourism-. In addition, this is the means of transport which has made us aware of how significant the sustainability of our planet is and because of that we also want to promote the mobilizations of this 27th in Barcelona. At the same time, we want to applaud the initiatives and organizations that have triggered a world solidarity networks like as Fridays for Future.

We want to continue pedaling not only in a city, also in a world as so marvelous as the one we are living in. And you?

The 5 advantages of cycling during the autumn

September 25th, 2019

The autumn is here and, although, the warm weather seems to resist leaving Barcelona, we expect pleasant temperatures for pedaling in a short time. Even so, it is possible that we need to keep in mind some measures.

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September has arrived to the end while the autumn is making room and this is a perfect season for pedaling. If you are not sure about this, right down you have some reasons:

  • A pleasing temperature, without stifling sensations or neither very cold weather.
  • Landscapes with a lot of different colors.
  • Forests which clears our views with the fall of the leaves.
  • There are a lot of activities and holidays’ days that allow us to enjoy of long weekends perfects to discover closer places.
  • Rain -of course, we are not talking about the environmental catastrophes, as the raining of the last days- which purify and clean the air of the city.

Ok, we know that this last advantage could be and inconvenient if we are pedaling unprepared. So, in order we can welcome the rain, the only thing that we have to do is always leave our homes with the properly equipment: comfortable and waterproof clothes and with a tune-up and visible bicycle in order to avoid any inconvenience.

Enjoy the autumn by bicycle! We are going to do that through the streets of Barcelona for sure 😉

Rueda, the international film festival about cycling in Barcelona returns one more year

October 5th, 2017

Among all the events which are taking place these last days in the city, we shouldn’t forget the importance of the bicycle and all the mobilization that goes with it. For this reason, we shouldn’t miss this festival.

Have you thought about disconnecting these next days? The best cultural suggestion that we have found is this festival about cyclist cinema in Barcelona, which will be celebrated from the 5th to the 8th of October.

This is not only an exposition and a competition of films, this is also a variety of activities for adults and children, which will induce us much more in this cultural space dedicated to the bicycle.

Discover unique cinematographic works with one common element: the bicycle. Connects with this style of life on another level. It will be one of the best trips that you will take with this vehicle.

Barcelona in the European Cycling Challenge 2017

May 9th, 2017

Again, we have the opportunity to participate in this great international event, where cities compete for the best one prize: cleaner and healthier cities.

The European City Challenge, although being an international great championship, is not only for elite athletes. Here the winner city is the one who gathers more people as you to pedal for a city free of pollution.

It is not about being the faster, it is about being the most constant one. The winner city will be the one where people have done more kilometers during their daily trips: going to work, to the school, etc. The idea is about replacing the motor vehicles, which we are using daily to move around, and transforming all the smoke in good vibes and healthy exercise.

This is very simple, you only have to sign up and you can do that through the application Naviki.

You can find all the information in the official web: http://www.cyclingchallenge.eu/

You shouldn’t miss it! We are already pedaling in Barcelona.

Women are unstoppable, even more so if they ride a bicycle

March 8th, 2017

The 8th of March, the International Women’s Day, of this year, has coincided with this spring week in Barcelona. And in this day of historic fight, we want to remember how women are still progressing by bicycle.

Photo by Manfred Antranias Zimmer

Bicycle has been a revolutionary symbol for women, breaking taboos, such as the female’s strength and her resistance capacity through a simple outdoor activity. Women have been empowered by this sport up to the point that a lot of brands have already detected a market niche which is specialized in this gender.

However, it is clear that the fight has to continue.

The image of a woman riding a bicycle in her quotidian life is something that we have interiorized, but as the result of many years working on it. Now, we need to interiorize this image in the competitive world, where they are also achieving great results.

Again, we want to remember the historic quote that Susan B. Anthony, North American suffragist, said in 1898: “Let me tell you what I think of bicycling. I think it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. It gives women a feeling of freedom and self-reliance. I stand and rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a wheel…the picture of free, untrammeled womanhood.”