Category Archives: cities

Assault bicycles are the new instrument of evil


Even a cursory viewing of the ongoing protests across America has shown a clear and present new addition to urban crowd control – the once lowly bicycle. Where bikes were once a pleasing symbol of community policing and trail safety, … Continue reading

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Now this is a WAY COOL non-motorized bridge!


Opened appropriately on St. Patrick’s Day, the Dublin Link Bridge is the world’s longest “S” shape suspension bridge. Oh, and by the way, did I mention it’s in Dublin, Ohio, not Dublin, Ireland? With a 500 foot main span, an … Continue reading

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High-Occupancy Tricycle


Saw this unique pedaling tricycle with three (3) occupants in the Chicago suburb of Oak Park over the Veterans Day weekend.

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Bringing the Ghost Bike to Film


The central theme of the terrific new movie Hearts Beat Loud may not be about cycling, but it is a critical component of the film. In fact, this may be the first motion picture ever to include a scene with … Continue reading

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Bicycles as Yard/Garden Art


Increasingly, I am observing vintage or used bicycles being employed as yard/garden art. In this post are two examples from one street (16th) here in Traverse City, Michigan. Bicycle are a terrific decorative addition to the yard/garden or can be … Continue reading

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Every City Needs a Norte!


Traverse City, Michigan is blessed to have an organization like Norte Youth Cycling (a.k.a. El Grupo Norte). Not only do they strive to make bicycling fun and safe for kids of all ages, but they also are tireless advocates for … Continue reading

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Go Green Trikes keeps on rolling!


Back in 2014, this blog posted two stories about Go Green Trikes of Lansing. Go Green Trikes is an environmentally sensitive business begun and directed by entrepreneur Yvonne LeFave and provides last mile delivery, freight and moving, shopping and errand … Continue reading

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Tucson completes “The Loop”


Over the St. Patrick’s Day weekend, Tucson and Pima County celebrated the completion of the “The Loop” – a 131 mile shared use trail that encircles the this terrific Sonoran Desert city and provides extensions to the south, north, and … Continue reading

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A city with trash pick-up services by bicycle 


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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Trekking the Golden Gate by bicycle


One of the many highlights of our recent trip to California was a bicycle trek across the Golden Gate Bridge in both directions.  With a bit of planning, this is an easy and fun endeavor for travelers to the Bay … Continue reading

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