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Advocacy

In Search of Good PSAs about Bike Lanes and Sharrows

Just around the corner from Bike Shop Hub (a.k.a. Commute by Bike World Headquarters) is Mia’s Lounge, your basic bar. Except Mia’s has a little store, tucked into a corner, where you can buy bags of peanuts, chips, candy bars, sodas, cigarettes, carryout beer and distilled beverages. It’s the shortest distance between us and sugary [...]

Cruising and Schmoozing with the Mayor Elect

This morning I suddenly found myself chatting up the mayor-elect of my city. Jerry Nabours showed up for the commuter ride that kicks off our local Bike to Work Week in Flagstaff, Arizona. I knew it was Jerry Nabours because strapped to the frame of his Huffy single-speed cruiser he had a one of his [...]

Bike Month is Over. Carry on.

I have two advocacy success stories from Bike Month. May I share? They were both last weekend, which was Memorial Day Weekend here in America. “…a cycling enthusiast” On Sunday, my friend Chuck suggested that we bike to see our mutual friend Matt perform at Bookman’s, a local used bookstore and coffee shop. (Not all [...]

CycloFemme: The Biggest Bike Month Event You Didn’t Know About

Sarai Snyder is the founder of Girl Bike Love, a platform for educating and empowering women in cycling. As a lifelong cyclist, she enjoys every aspect of riding bikes including road, mountain, cyclocross and riding for transportation. Sarai can often be found riding and advocating on the streets and dirt in and around her home [...]

Memorial Day in The CAR (Centric Autocar Republic)

Memorial Day is when patriotic Americans are asked to “pay tribute to the U.S. men and women who died during military service by observing a minute of silence at 3:00 PM, local time.” We get the whole day off (well, many of us do) to prepare for that one minute. I think I blew it. [...]

Walk Home and Declare Victory

Yesterday I went on a six- or seven-mile ride with my stepdaughter. The destination was a local health club with an indoor pool. Before jumping into the pool, I ran two miles on a treadmill. I watched the first 20 minutes of a Harry Potter film. (Do the math. Yes, that’s how fast I run [...]