Yakima’s “SpareTime” Bike Rack Recalled

Earlier this month, at the request of the National Highway Safety Administration, Yakima recalled its SpareTime model bike rack, pictured here:     Two mounting bolts installed on some SpareTime models may not be strong enough to support the load. These bolts could break, resulting in your bike being ejected, creating a road hazard to […] Read more »


I receive daily email alerts from the Food & Drug Administration, the federal agency charged with protecting and promoting public health by regulating, supervising and inspecting food, dietary supplements, prescriptions and over the counter medications, and medical devices.  It is fascinating and a little frightening to learn about the daily recalls of food and drugs […] Read more »


Yesterday I blogged about the FDA’s failure to identify whether MDAA containing supplements found in “Workout Boosters” are safe. Perhaps the US regulators will join Canada, Britain and others on banning products that contain this drug but can be purchased without a prescription.   There is hope, at least with regards to some supplements.  The […] Read more »

DON’T GET Jack3d by Work-Out Boosters

Last April, the FDA sent out warning letters to manufacturers and distributors of so called “WORKOUT BOOSTERS” – supplements which claim to increase muscle mass “like never before”.       The supplements contain the stimulant dimethylamylamine or DMAA. DMAA was originally developed by Eli Lilly as an inhaled drug for nasal congestion in the […] Read more »

Our Free Helmet Program is Off and Rolling

This week Cascade Bicycle Club provided Bike Works with thirty helmets for distribution at its “UGOTTAGETABIKE” program. This is a terrific one day program Bike Works offers at two south-end schools, teaching basic bike care and bike safety to teenagers.   Bike Works is working hard to fulfill its mission to build a sustainable community […] Read more »