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Archive for May, 2011

Rapt Cycling Advocacy

Saturday came and went with no rapture to speak of. If you were aware of Harold Camping’s prediction, you fell into one of three broad categories: People completely convinced the rapture would happen, and bewildered when it didn’t, People who didn’t really expect the rapture but passed Saturday with your fingers crossed, hoping for the [...]

Back in your cars, everyone. Bike to Work Week is over.

Inside the drab building you see in the video below is the headquarters of Commute by Bike. But yesterday we de-drabified the building a bit with a new stainless steel sign. And today–at the conclusion of Bike to Work Week–the online cycling accessory powerhouse that is Bike Shop Hub is unveiling a nice showroom squeezed [...]

Bike to Work and/or Beer

I’ve gotten in touch with my inner lawyer, and feel compelled to clarify that today is Bike to Work Day–and not, as I wrote yesterday, Bike to Beer Day Yes, there is a Bike to Beer event today sponsored by my local bike advocacy organization and a local tavern. But today is Bike to Work [...]

Bumps in Bike to Work Week: It’s a conspiracy, I tell you!

The oil companies and the auto industry control the weather! Wake up people! That’s how I felt yesterday afternoon, riding into what felt like a relentless spray of icy buckshot. The day started out just a bit chilly and drizzly, but that didn’t keep more than 100 dedicated bike commuters from visiting a “Bike to [...]

Cyclist: You’re Just a Number (Be Counted)

Our Josh Lipton was interviewed about Bike to Work Week yesterday on local radio by Steve Benning (our e-bike commuting Guinea Pig), along with Anthony Quintile from our local advocacy organization. I snuck in halfway through, and snuck out again before the interview was over. (My sneaking is in full view in the video below.) [...]

Pleading for Protection: A Transportation Bill Review

As headlines in the States are littered with concerns about the country’s national debt, the ever increasing cost of oil, and the health and environmental repercussions of a largely inactive and auto-dependent population, the fate of federal funding for bike and pedestrian infrastructure is uncertain. According to the League of American Bicyclists, the Senate Committee [...]