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Advocacy

Balms Away! I’m off to Congress for Bikes

I’m heading to DC again to attend, participate, live Tweet, and blogify the National Bike Summit hosted by The League of American Bicyclists. The event culminates with a day of lobbying Congress for cycling programs. I wasn’t certain if I’d be able to go this year. I put off even thinking about it. But something […]

Abraham Lincoln Rides a Bike to the Oscars

Funny thing about Abraham Lincoln (as others have pointed out) is that he is a magnet for the One of Us phenomenon — whether based in fact, conjecture, or only in the imaginations of those who want to claim some Abe cred for themselves. Abraham Lincoln was a bartender Abraham Lincoln was gay Abraham Lincoln […]

An American Cyclist & European Sensibilities

Matthew Gonz├ílez is a pedestrian, cyclist, and in-denial vegetarian who blogs his adventures at www.mgregueiro.com. He formerly worked in Miami with Teach For America and now travels Europe doing research as a Fulbright Fellow. He launched www.mgregueiro.com as a place to discuss great ideas with the many great minds hiding throughout the wrinkles and corners […]

Lance Arms-yawn… Be your own hero

So that Lance guy has fessed up to cheating. I got wind of it yesterday on Facebook. My first reaction was a giant yawn — which perhaps could have been bigger and louder with steroids. It didn’t even occur to me that Lance Armstrong’s confession to Oprah had anything to do with the work that […]

PBS’s ‘Pedal America’ Needs Another Season (at Least)

A week or so ago I spoke with Ira David, the host of Pedal America, “the only national television show in the United States that educates and inspires viewers to re-discover the travel, environmental, and health benefits of recreational bicycling.” This show was launched with a big splash at the National Bike Summit earlier this […]

‘Why is that bicyclist in my lane?’ (Friday Roundup)

For those of you who don’t follow us on Twitter, or like us on Facebook, Google Plus, etc.: Are you working or something? This is a roundup of some of the things we saw fit to share with our less productive readers over the last seven days: