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Which Tribe is Yours?

June 17, 2012


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


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


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


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


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 […]