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Brazen bike thieves become a challenge to cycling


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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Images from the 2015 Greater Lansing Ride of Silence


Here are a few photos from this year’s ride held on, Wednesday, May 20th. The 4.5 mile long course began at Wells Hall on the campus of Michigan State University and wound through campus to downtown East Lansing and then … Continue reading

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Why we ride…in silence


On this particular race day, ten kids ranging in age from eight to 15 were lined up waiting for the start of our neighborhood bike race. Some were perched upon slick ten speeds, others like me, astride our three-speed, banana … Continue reading

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Campuses with the most bike repair stations – Updated


Below is a list (likely incomplete) of those college campuses in the United Sates that have the most free bicycle repair stations on campus. These handy “fixit” locations provide routine and emergency service options for campus (and general public) cyclists. … Continue reading

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Are bicycling books all starting to sound the same?


Maybe it is just me and the plethora of bicycling publications I have read in a relatively short span of time, but recently I have become increasingly concerned that advocacy books on the benefits of bicycling are starting to sound … Continue reading

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The modern patriot


Andy Singer hits the nail right on the head again. Driving a gas-guzzler is hardly patriotic, it’s selfish, unhealthy, wasteful, stupid, and unsustainable!

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Forget the toy gas guzzler, teach your kids to ride a bicycle!


All too often lately, I have seen parents spend hundreds of dollars on miniature toy cars for their children to drive around the yard, driveway, or sidewalk. While they look like they could be momentarily fun (until the kids get … Continue reading

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Now this is bike parking at the train station!


These photos from the copenhagenize.com website show the double-decker bicycle parking provided both inside and outside the Aarhus, Denmark Central Train Station. Very impressive, my friends!

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This ain’t no fiction – pedaling books by bike


Public library systems in several North American cities have successfully initiated a book bike program which literally (bad pun) brings books right to you on bicycles. The earliest version of this I have come across is from the Pima County … Continue reading

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When the possibilities are endless


The sign shown below in the cartoon by Andy Singer would be a bicyclist’s/bike commuter’s dream come true. Having so many options to choose from would be heavenly, while the endless possibilities for adventure and exploration would certainly enrich the spirit with … Continue reading

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