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Archive for December, 2010

How to Talk About Cycling to a Conservative

Tom Bowden is a bike commuter from Richmond VA, a “suit” – a corporate lawyer with an MBA, and a conservative – You betcha! He is also a board member of BikeWalk Virginia, a pro cycling and pedestrian group in Virginia that raises raises money to promote cycling, walking and active lifestyles. Tom’s lawyerly blogging […]

De-Evolution of a Commuter Bike

I’m very close to admitting that my mountain bike isn’t really a mountain bike anymore.

Repeat After Me: Winter Commuters Aren’t Heroes

If we want our winter commute to be seen as a heroic, we are also saying, “You mere mortals couldn’t handle it.” And if they internalize this message, they won’t ever try.

What to Do in a Bicycle Collision

No bicyclist wants to think about getting into a collision with a car. However, the experienced cyclist crashes an average of once every 8,000 miles of riding. While the actual number of accidents involving injuries is much lower, it pays to be prepared and to know what to do should you end up in an unfortunate situation.

‘Parking is kind of like dark matter in the universe’ (Roundup)

Do you think that because you commute by bike, that you don’t have to worry about parking? Well now you do.

Bike Share in the Big Apple

The City That Never Sleeps has officially requested proposals from private companies with the expectation of implementing a twenty-four hour, 365 day-a-year bike share program by the spring of 2012. The RFP calls for approximately 600 stations with 10,000 bikes in the initial phase of the program.