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Commuting Stories


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Saved by the Bike: Bill & Daisy Mae

In a small town in south-central Pennsylvania, salvation found a man and a dog through cycling.

My First Bike Commuting Crash

This past Thursday, I was in my first ever bike commuting accident. The result: a broken bike, a broken helmet, a badly bruised knee, a mild concussion, and some post-accident anger.

How Workplaces Are Incentivizing the Ride

At the National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., commuting by bike to work is second nature for many of the employees.  In fact, CEO of National Geographic Society, John Fahey, encourages it.  National Public Radio’s Morning Edition recently featured Fahey and his crew on their daily lunchtime ride in the story Switching Gears: More Commuters [...]

Benting to Work

BluesCat is a 60-year-old Phoenix, Arizona resident 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 Epic Commute & The Tale Of Two Folding Bikes

Katie Mattison lives in Nyack, New York. Follow her on Twitter @kweenkmatt or for snarky commuting comments, @SnarkyTrainGirl I’m a young working professional from the suburbs trying to make it in the big city. I’ve lived in the NYC metro area since 1996, and I’m currently revisiting my passion for cycling that began as a [...]

Q&A : Bike Lights

A reader wrote in asking questions about lights, read his question and then my personal answer.. From there, I turn the table to you all, what do you think he could do to avoid cars pulling out? Q: I wanted to get your input on lights/ being seen. Most of my morning commute is in the [...]