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Which Tribe is Yours?

June 17, 2012

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Do you belong to “Riders of the Century” or “Those Who Chase Each Other in the Woods?” Are you a “Charity Rider” or one of those “The Mass is Critical” types? Possibly, like me, you belong to more than one tribe. Mike Magnuson, a writer¬†and a blogger for Bicycling magazine has just published a new […]

May is National Bike Month!

April 29, 2012

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National Bike Month is just around the corner. Embedded in the 31 days of May is Bike To Work Week and Bike to School Day. I’ve participated in a couple of Bike to Work Weeks in the past decade, but was surprised to learn today that Bike Month has been around since 1956! Bike to […]

Extraordinary Bikes

April 2, 2012

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I feel a bit like Rip Van Winkle.¬† I haven’t posted anything here since December and I haven’t ridden much either until recently. However, I’ve been out on the tarmac 5 of the past 8 days, so maybe I’m coming out of hibernation. At any rate, there’s always something worth writing about and all I […]

The Jane Jacobs Awards

December 7, 2011

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Last week, our son-in-law, Paul Steely White, received the 2011 Jane Jacobs Award for New Ideas and Activism. He shared the honor with Janette Sadik-Kahn, the Commissioner of the Department of Transportation in New York City. Paul heads the non-profit Transportation Alternatives, an organization dedicated to improving the lives of cyclists and pedestrians in the […]

Bike Sharing

August 16, 2011

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Carleton College (my employer) initiated a car sharing program in the fall of 2009 in partnership with a division of Enterprise Rental called WeCar. In its second year it became self-sustaining and promises to actually produce net revenue for the college. There are now over 100 members in the program. Bike sharing programs are catching […]