Category Archives: Biking

Good night, sweet Prince


One of the last photos of this musical genius and icon is of Prince riding his bicycle. Rest in peace and thank you always being true to your Midwestern hometown of Minneapolis-St. Paul.     Advertisements

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Tandem bike haiku


 Tandem bicycles –two wheels powered by four feet -double the pleasure. Rick Brown 2016

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Cruising the bus depot stage


     InsideOut Gallery in Traverse City. 

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Bike the vote!


 Today is Presidential Primary Day in Michigan. So, if you live here, please vote and if you are a cyclist, bike the vote! If you live elsewhere, please consider biking the vote as well. Peace! 

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Embracing Winter Bike to Work Day 2016!


Congratulations to all those who participated or who are participating in Winter Bike to Work Day 2016 on Friday, February 12th. This is terrific event that inspires people to get outside and embrace Winter and all its glory. Well done! … Continue reading

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League of Michigan Bicyclists Hiring a Tour Director 


Interested in being the Tour Director for the League of Michigan Bicyclists (LMB)? Well, here’s a link to download and open a job description containing more information about the position.

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Brazen bike thieves become a challenge to cycling


My stepdaughter has been living in Washington, DC (within the District itself) for the past 18 months. Only recently (since August) did she start using bicycles to get to and from METRO stations during her commute. In those two months, … Continue reading

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A dream gift for a bicycle head badge collector


Above is a photograph of a wonderful gift my wife gave me over the holidays. She had my collection of historic bicycle head badges mounted and displayed in a framed case.  I don’t know if my picture brings out how … Continue reading

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Islands of sanity amid sprawl schlock


Despite seas of commercial and residential sprawl in many parts of suburban Detroit, there are a few places of sane, sensible, and progressive planning that stand out as beacons of hope. Probably the most obvious of these dichotomies is just … Continue reading

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