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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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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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Some AAA clubs start to get it…about bicycles


It seems amusingly ironic that certain AAA (American Automobile Association) clubs are now offering emergency bike services for bicycle commuters considering the organization tried to strip any and all non-motorized funding (a mere 1.0% of the transportation bill) from the … Continue reading

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Majestic Ohio bridge lacks non-motorized options


On our return trip from Washington, DC, we crossed the majestic Veteran’s Glass City Skyway, which carries Interstate 280 over the Maumee River in Toledo, Ohio. This impressive 8,800 foot long, 400 foot tall cable-stayed bridge was completed in 2007 … Continue reading

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A picture says it all – health benefits of bicycling


This image from the League of American Bicyclists clearly identifies many of the health benefits of bicycling, whether it takes place in May or any other month of the year. Cheers!

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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

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These American cities get it!


The chart below shows those 15 larger cities in the United States that have a highest percentage of bicycle commuters based on 2008-2012 American Community Survey data. No surprise that Portland, Oregon is first, but it is nice to see … Continue reading

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A little ‘ELF ‘n magic’ on three wheels


Last night I had the opportunity to see an ELF built by Organic Transit up close. This marvel of modern engineering can be pedaled by the rider or operate up to 20 miles on a single charge. It can be … Continue reading

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A heartbreaking image from Ukraine


It is said that pictures can tell a 1,000 words. The photograph of this bewildered bicyclist above from Ukraine does that and much more – it depicts what should be the joy of cycling set against a backdrop of death, … Continue reading

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