Hat’s off to the folks of Northampton, Massachusetts, where Pedal People has been operating a successful curbside human-powered bicycle pick-up service for garbage/recycling/compost since 2002. The cooperative has a fleet of 12 bike trailers that can each haul up to … Continue reading
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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.
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Tandem bicycles –two wheels powered by four feet -double the pleasure. Rick Brown 2016
InsideOut Gallery in Traverse City.
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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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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Tagged bicycling, commuting, stats, winter
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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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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Tagged advocacy, bicycling, bike commuting, biking, cities, crime, cycling, laws, locks, theft, velo
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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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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