Top 50 bike blogs 2011


Here is 2011’s top cycling blogs list. Enjoy and make sure you add some more great blogs to your RSS or Twitter feeds. The list is based on factors including page rank, Alexa Rank, Google In-links, Twitter and number of comments.

top-50-bike-blogs-pngSome interesting stats:

  • When I first created the list in 2009 just 24% of bike blogs included had a Twitter account. In 2010 that grew to 62% and now in 2011 you are really the odd one out if you don’t have a Twitter account – 73%
  • The three blogs with the most active commenters are: Bike Snob NYC, Fat Cyclist and London Cyclist – thanks guys!
  • The three bike blogs with the most traffic are: Bike Rumor, Prolly is not Probably and Bike Portland.
  • Bike Snob NYC has the most Twitter followers: 16,134
  • 11% of blogs included are focused on “Cycle Chic”

Some notes on the bike blogs list:

  • My definition of blog: The site has to be primarily focused around the blog and can’t be part of a much wider organisation E.g. the excellent Guardian Bike Blog can’t be included.
  • Must be recently active and have as a main topic cycling
  • I’m always on the lookout for more bike blogs and any left in the comments below will be considered for the 2012 list

Yellow = New entry in top 50
Biggest mover = Let’s go ride a bike

1 Bike Snob NYC
2 Fat Cyclist
3 Copenhagen Cycle chic
4 Copenhagenize
5 Cycling Tips
6 Bike Portland
7 London Cyclist
8 Cyclelicious
9 Urban Velo
10 Bike Hugger
11 Bicycle Design
12 Prolly is not probably
13 Lovely Bicycle
14 Bike Rumor
15 Bike Commuters n/a
16 Hembrow n/a
17 Eco Velo
18 Cyclocosm!/cyclocosm
19 Cycling & Walking in Waltham Forest n/a
20 Let’s Go Ride a Bike
21 Amsterdamize
22 Bike 198
23 Bike Blog NYC
24 Trackosaurus rex n/a
25 Biking Toronto!/bikingtoronto
26 Jill Outside!/alaskajill
27 Do The Right Thing
29 Bike Hacks n/a
30 Drunk Cyclist
31 Bicycle Touring Pro
32 I bike London
33 Riding Pretty!/ridingpretty
34 Commute by Bike!/UtilityCycling
35 Dave Moulton’s Bike Blog
36 The Bike Show
37 The Path Less Pedaled
38 Kent’s Bike Blog
39 Guitar Ted n/a
40 TravellingTwo!/travellingtwo
41 The Velo ORANGE Blog
42 Cozy Beehive
43 Austin Texas Bike n/a
44 London Cycle Chic!/cyclechic
45 Chic Cyclist n/a
46 Fyxomatosis!/fyxomatosis
47 VeloDramatic!/Velodramatic
48 Loving the Bike!/lovingthebike
49 The Washing Machine Post!/twmp
50 Velorution

See also: The 2010 list.

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75 Responses to Top 50 bike blogs 2011

  1. Keith 09/01/2012 at 9:08 pm #

    I’m surprised that vitalmtb and bikeradar aren’t on the list. I also feel as if traditional bike press is ignoring the commuter segment.

  2. Chris Bolton 13/01/2012 at 4:08 pm #

    and new for 2012 here’s my humble offering:

    Bolt On Bicycles

    Keep up the good work Andreas and a Happy New Year’s Cycling to all!

  3. Loving the Bike 08/02/2012 at 4:25 pm #

    There are a bunch of great cycling blogs that made their entry into our cycling blogger community this past year and it will be interesting to see which of them make your list. It’s been an excellent year for us and we hope to move up the charts when your 2012 list comes along.

    Enjoy Your Ride.


    • Andreas 08/02/2012 at 5:10 pm #

      True – I need to run these figures again!

  4. Erol 23/03/2012 at 4:43 pm #

    I started my blog back in 2003 and it focuses mostly on North Carolina mountain biking. It’s homegrown, I create mostly videos and photos of trails. Updated weekly.

  5. wetsocksmell 29/05/2012 at 11:47 pm #

    Try this blog I find it good read.

  6. Jez Andrews 16/06/2012 at 2:10 pm # is still under a year old and growing very nicely! Covers many topics but has a very central purpose of bringing cycle bloggers together as a community. It is still, as far as I’m aware, the only one out there with a linky party!

  7. Nick & Ivanka 28/11/2012 at 4:10 pm #

    Please check out our travelling blog too:

    We are two thirty something professionals who regularly look for adventures and this site has been drawn together mainly so they can keep in touch with their friends and family while fitting in the odd adventure here and there.

    We welcome comments from fellow travelling / adventure enthusiasts and we hope you enjoy our website.

  8. Leandro Lobato 28/12/2012 at 5:35 pm #

    Hi Andreas,

    thanks so much for your advice the listing of some inspirational Blog’s.

    I’m brand new to blogging. But experienced with printed media mags and news.

    I leave you with my blog address:

    for the curious mind, some visual inspiration.

    Thanks once again,
    Leandro Lobato

  9. matt 21/01/2013 at 9:18 pm #

    Early 2012, I started my mountain biking blog at
    Love for anyone to check it out!

  10. Ludo 24/03/2013 at 3:22 pm #

    Daily bike commuter in Stockholm, Sweden. Only one – that I could find – blogging about it (pretty recent though) in English.

    -20 and snow during winter, +20 and beautiful nature all around during summer, welcome to Stockholm on two wheels.

  11. unterwasser kamera gehäuse 24/08/2013 at 11:54 am #

    Aw, this was a really nice post. Taking a few minutes and actual effort
    to create a top notch article… but what can
    I say… I hesitate a whole lot and don’t seem to get nearly anything done.

  12. Rivers 11/10/2013 at 2:05 am #

    I hope to make this list in the near future. I started a collaborative blog at the start of 2013, we have 12 awesome mountain bikers posting original content every weekday and are loving the mountain bike life! Check us out:

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