Category Archives: economics

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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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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Let’s get it right – highlight yourself at night!


   You would think this would be an obvious safety concern to those involved, but lately it has been quite surprising and dismaying to see so many pedestrians and cyclists walking/pedaling at night in dark/non-reflective clothing. Not only is it … Continue reading

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The marriage of bicycling and beer


The two consumable products that tend to be favorites among cyclists are ice cream and beer. While I have yet to see a beer brand directly tied and marketed to ice cream, the close relationship between beer and bicycling has … Continue reading

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Review of “The Bohemian Guide to Urban Cycling”


I recently completed a compelling book entitled, The Bohemian Guide to Urban Cycling. Afterwards, I waited for a few weeks before writing this post because the book’s theme does a significant about-face. The first half identifies and repeats a number … Continue reading

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Using your noodle for quick bike delivery


Kathy and I enjoyed our dinner Friday night at Noodles & Company in downtown East Lansing. This particular location has always impressed me because it is one that actively employs a fleet of bicycles to deliver meals to customers within a … Continue reading

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Creative brand names for bicycle co-ops/collectives


While perusing the list of bicycle co-ops/collectives across the nation on the Bike Collectives Network website, several of their titles stood out as very imaginative, creative, and memorable brand names. Below is a list of my twelve favorites and my … Continue reading

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“On Bicycles” – the spiritual essence of the bike culture


If you were ever searching for a single reference resource on all things bicycles, then the book, On Bicycles: 50 Ways the Bike Culture Can Change Your Life, is definitely the place to start. This fine compendium is a required … Continue reading

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Leading states for bike co-ops/collectives


Below are two fascinating charts from information found on the Bike Collectives Network website.  The first lists the 20 states that have at least five bike collectives/co-ops/community shops established within their geographic boundaries.  The second is shows those states with … Continue reading

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The rebirth of something quite special – Lansing Bike Co-op


Kathy and I were privileged to attend a fundraiser for the newly revived Lansing Bike Co-op yesterday at the exceptionally hip and recently renovated Zoobie’s Old Town Tavern. The place was packed with supporters and well-wishers celebrating the rebirth of … Continue reading

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