Category Archives: sustainability

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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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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Portland’s busiest Willamette River cyclist crossings in 2014


The following list shows the five busiest Willamette River bridge​ crossings for bicycles in the City of Portland, Oregon according to summer daily bicycle traffic data from the Portland Bureau of Transportation. This data does not include the new non-motorized/transit … Continue reading

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Ahoy! Boats with bicycles ahead


Camping and bicycles always made sense to me as a great way to get around the campground, park, or town. One only need see the multitudes of bicycles lashed onto the backs of trailers, RVs, and motor homes rolling down … Continue reading

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Bicycling M-185 – America’s most unique state highway


As America’s only state highway that prohibits motor vehicles (except emergency vehicles), M-185 is truly a bicyclist’s paradise. This route circles the entire perimeter of Mackinac Island, Michigan, where motor vehicles have been banned since 1898. At just 8.2 miles in … Continue reading

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Tents and Tandemonium at Michigander


Above and below are just a few photos of some of the tandem bicycles and the makeshift tent city seen during the two-day Michigander bike ride over the past July 11-12 weekend. This two-day event open to all types of … Continue reading

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A picture says a 1,000 words…on the benefits of bicycling


This image Michigan State University’s Be Spartan Green effort pretty well sums up the countless benefits of bicycling in one easy to read graphic. Given that May is National Bike Month and is the month we celebrate National Bike to Work … Continue reading

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Going 100% “cold-turkey carless” at least once a week


As my bicycle commuting to/from work has increased over the past decade, my corresponding use of the car has dropped noticeably.  But, to bike commute during the day and then drive around running errands during the evening or on weekends seems … Continue reading

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B-cycling San Antonio’s Mission Trail


During our recent Texas adventure, Kathy and I each rented a B-cycle (link to a brochure) through San Antonio’s Bike Share Program and spent a beautiful Sunday afternoon pedaling San Antonio’s magnificent River Walk/Mission Trail through San Antonio Missions National Park. … Continue reading

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