Category Archives: Poem

Tandem bike haiku


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

Posted in art, Bicycles, Bicycling, Biking, Poem, Tandems | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Poem – “Upon Two Wheels”


Upon Two Wheels Upon two wheels In constant motion Moving forward Ever forward   To ride with power Or glide with ease Rolling forth Ever forth   From place to place And back again Traveling onward Ever onward   On … Continue reading

Posted in art, Bicycles, Bicycling, Biking, Communications, Cycling, Poem, transportation | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Potent quotes about bicycles


The following are ten of my favorite quotes about bicycles and bicycling from some rather famous individuals. It does not take a rocket scientist, politician, writer, or poet to understand the beauty, simplicity, and sheer delight that comes from riding … Continue reading

Posted in Active transportation, Advocacy, Alternative transportation, art, Bicycle Commuting, Bicycle Planning, Bicycling, Bike Commuting, Biking, civics, civility, Communications, culture, Cycling, environment, fitness, fun, health, humanity, Poem, product design, Quotes, sustainability, transportation, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The poetry of a spring bike commute


Spring Morning Commute By Rick Brown   Wheels spin round and round Traversing the paved terrain They roll in cadent unison Along the paved bike lane   Fresh air breezes past me As fragrances abound Spring charms once dulled senses … Continue reading

Posted in Active transportation, art, Bicycling, bike sharing, civics, civility, climate change, Communications, culture, environment, fitness, fun, geography, health, humanity, infrastructure, land use, new urbanism, peace, placemaking, planning, Poem, product design, recreation, spatial design, sustainability, third places, trails, transportation, Travel, urban planning, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The joy of celestial cycling


One of the most pleasant  aspects of bicycle commuting is the opportunity for riding in the pre-dawn hours during the fall, winter, and spring. Granted, one has to keep their eyes on the road, trail, path, or whatever you are riding upon … Continue reading

Posted in Active transportation, art, Bicycling, climate change, culture, environment, fitness, fun, health, peace, Poem, sustainability, trails, transportation, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The “grand” prize for fusing art and economic development


This is a slightly revised post from the same story I wrote for Rust Wire, that was published earlier today. Enjoy! I had my first opportunity to attend ArtPrize in Grand Rapids on September 29th. My oh my, have they ever hit … Continue reading

Posted in Active transportation, advertising, architecture, art, Bicycling, charities, cities, civics, Communications, culture, diversity, economics, entrepreneurship, film, fun, geography, historic preservation, land use, movies, new urbanism, placemaking, planning, Poem, spatial design, Statistics, third places, tourism, transportation, Travel, walking, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

A poem in your soul


Sometimes Mother Nature puts a song in your heart and a poem in your soul. It sure did that for me on this first frosty morning of the season here in Mid-Michigan as I nearly had this entire poem thought out during … Continue reading

Posted in art, Bicycling, climate change, culture, environment, fitness, humanity, peace, placemaking, Poem, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments