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The 12 People Who Block the Bike Path

Samuel Hagler is a returned Peace Corps volunteer and founder of the Ride for Good Foundation. He is a master’s candidate studying Bicycle Activism in the M.A. Sustainable Communities program at Northern Arizona University, and enjoys mountain biking, commuting, and traveling the world by bicycle. Most university towns, including Flagstaff, Arizona, have a bike route [...]

Self-Inflicted Pain at the Pump

I had a 170-mile commute by car this morning — from the southern ‘burbs of Phoenix all the way to Flagstaff, Arizona. I was about 35 miles along when I realized I needed to fill up the car with gas. And while filling up I also realized that I probably haven’t personally purchased gasoline in [...]

No Confirmed Cycling Arrivals to The Oscars

I’ll be heading down to Phoenix to worship at the alter of Celebrity. The alter is my mother’s big-screen television. The temple is her living room. The occasion is the Academy Awards ceremony. And, like most or all of the guests, presenters, and nominees who will arrive at the event on Los Angeles in person, [...]

Getting the ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ to Bike to the Oscars

Like many people, my dear mother loves celebrities. She loves reading about them, looking at them, talking about them, reading about other people talking about looking at them. Ask her to name the mayor of her city, I’m not sure if she could (and not because Tibshraeny is hard to pronounce). Ask her who the [...]

Bike-Friendly Restaurant: Baja Loco (Phoenix, AZ)

BluesCat is a resident of Phoenix, Arizona, who originally returned to bicycling in 2002 in order to help his son get the Boy Scout Cycling merit badge. His bikes sat idle until the summer of 2008 when gas prices spiked at over $4.00 per gallon. Since then, he has become active cycling, day-touring, commuting by [...]

‘The worst piece of transportation legislation I’ve seen’

Last week was not a great week for bike advocacy here in the United States. The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure released a bill that was far worse for biking and walking than anyone had expected. Representatives Petri (R-WI) and Johnson (R-IL) proposed an amendment that would have restored funding for biking and walking [...]