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Rental Rhetoric: ‘Can You Live Without Your Car?’

Greetings from Washington, DC. I will be here all week doing what I normally do, but doing it from here. And what I normally do is marketing, for Bike Shop Hub. I flew in through Roanoke, Virginia — 240 miles southwest of DC — because of complicated logistical considerations that can be summarized in two [...]

Bikes: No Big Deal (Father’s Day 2012)

I don’t come from a family where cycling was a big deal. But I kind of do. Leading up to Father’s Day this year, I’ve been reminded of how fathers and bikes have factored into my psyche. I got it from both sides of my family. Unlike me — cycling nearly every day like I’m [...]

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 [...]

Tips from the Cycling Sloth

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 [...]

Tom Bowden’s 230-Mile Round-Trip Commute to The National Bike Summit

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 [...]

Halfway to Fredericksburg: Tom and Ted’s Advocacy Adventure

What is Tom & Ted’s Advocacy Adventure? Read this. Here’s the rundown. We’re hanging out resting at a Denny’s in Carmel Church, Virginia. I just ate a hockey puck disguised as a veggie burger. We’re more than halfway to today’s goal: Fredericksburg, Virginia: View Larger Map The television above me is reporting on the two [...]