We are curious to find out what other type of cycling do you do. I used to be a hardcore roadie and a casual Mountain biker and rarely a racer. RL is a hardcore Mountain Biker and a less than casual road rider and a casual racer. How about you? Our poll is right below the Just Ask Jack Picture, so vote!
My tandem racing daughter Breanna entered this contest at school called Reflections. Basically the kids have a theme, “I can make a difference” and they have options on how to participate by submitting an essay, photo or video.
So after encouraging her to enter, she started getting to work. She got the facts on her own and with the help of her loving daddy (that’s me!), she was able to complete her entry.
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It’s almost here…the 2nd annual Bicycle Bash by the Bay.
Come say howdy if you’re in the Tampa Bay area…the event is tomorrow (November 4) at Vinoy Park in downtown St. Petersburg and will run from 11AM until 4PM.
This event is shaping up to be HUGE this year, too. More demos, food vendors, bike shops and advocacy groups than you can shake a frame pump at!!!
Hope to see you there — and if you come say hello, you might even get your pretty face featured on this very website (I’m packing a camera and I’m not afraid to use it)!
Sometimes we get too buried in the negativity of network news (war, corrupt politicians, celebrities, you know the type…), and it seems hard to find positive, enjoyable stories. In an effort to, as Monty Python says, “Always look on the bright side of life…,” I present you with the following:
- NYC Michael Bloomberg has been trying to impose a “Congestion Charge” in the streets of New York City to entice people to use alternate transportation and thereby alleviate the nightmare that is NYC traffic. London has had such a charge since 2003, and since then has seen a 43% increase in bike commuting. TreeHugger.com examines whether these two events are related.
- The Bicycle: most energy efficient mode of transportation.
- A fellow Phoenix desert-dweller tells a pleasant story about why she bike commutes.
- Want to not get side-swiped by an 18 wheeler? Just smile and wave…
- Here’s an opportunity to help organized cycling advocacy stay alive. Give the Bicycle Transportation Alliance your support for their public service announcement commercials on bike commuter awareness.
- This one may not only be about bike commuting, but it makes for a great story nonetheless. My good friends Sam and Stephen have published their first book: New Day Revolution: How to Save the World in 24 Hours. The book attempts to impact great change (smarter consumption, more community, cleaner and friendlier world, etc.) by inspiring each person to make simple changes, that when added altogether, make a big difference. But here’s the big win with this book: instead of whining or complaining, it actually gives you real solutions and real ways to make change for the better. I’ll give a prize (yet to be determined) to the first person who can find my name in the book. This tome is the brainchild of their organization, CoolPeopleCare:
Since we’re in the business of change, we wanted to put a new spin on this old idea. But we didn’t just want to rename or rebrand something. We wanted to rethink it. We wanted to reimagine the idea, not for the sake of marketing, but for the sake of success.
Come back every Thursday for a recap of what is going on in the world of bike commuting. Until then, happy riding!