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Ebony’s Sad Bicycle Wedding

Back in July, in the “He Said, She Said” section, Ebony published an article on wealth management which was accompanied by this lovely illustration by Thomas Pitilli: On first glance, it looks like one of those bicycle wedding graphics that cyclists love to post to Facebook (which is where I first encountered this image; via [...]

Project Bikes Anonymous

For every crazy cat lady, there must be dozens of women who are (as the bumper sticker says), “One bad relationship away from having 30 cats.” There is a bike equivalent to this phenomenon: Guys (as long as we’re indulging stereotypes) who can’t stop collecting stray bikes. In my town, that guy is Elson Miles, [...]

Driver Education: ‘Bicyclists are a Source of Danger’

A reader sent me a screen shot from the curriculum of Texas Adult Drivers Education.com, an online driving school. They promise to “give you all the secrets” to pass the driving test of the Texas Department of Public Safety. The “Right of Way” section of the curriculum has a sub-section on Bicyclists, and this is [...]

Four Things About Cycling that aren’t ‘Just Like Riding a Bike’

Bike to Work Week is when we regular bike commuters hope to inspire new people to join our ranks. I hesitate to say “our ranks” because I don’t feel as though I’m in a rank. Do you want to join a rank? I doubt it. I prefer to think of all of us as users [...]

‘Park To Pedal’: Drive, park, then bike. (Yeah. That’ll work.)

Commute by Bike has been HuffPo’d! Welcome, readers of The Huffington Post. We hope you enjoyed the article, “Bike To Work: Commute With ‘Park To Pedal’ Instead Of Driving All The Way” with it’s link to Tim Grahl’s article over here, “A Guide to a Simple Bike Commute.” And thank you for continuing to explore [...]

Portland did what? Pinch me. Am I dreaming?

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 Bike Virginia, a pro cycling and pedestrian group in Virginia that raises money to promote cycling, walking and active lifestyles. Tom’s lawyerly blogging can [...]