Archive | March, 2012

Researching bike tourism's economic impa...

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This is a guest post by Heather Andrews, who recently interned at Adventure Cycling Association as part of her Master of Publishing program at Simon Fraser University. She regularly wordsmiths about bicycling and history, and provides opposable thumbs and faithful companionship to her 10 year old Australian shepherd Atticus. She blogs at Bikish. When Heather […]

On tour: Pedaling cargo in the East Bay

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Heading to the venue with Pedal Express Just quick post from the beginning of the Dinner and Bikes tour! Our first event is tonight, a sold-out show at the Arbor Cafe in Oakland. The cafe serves coffee roasted by a company called Bicycle Coffee, and has an indoor wall rack for customers to hang their […]

Lines on the Map -- they're here!

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Taking the Lane Volume 6 is hot off the press and looking sweet. We’ll be addressing a lot of envelopes in the next couple days. Snag a place in the spreadsheet right here. (For a bit more on the making of this zine, look here. For more on the making of zines in general, here’s […]

Seeding the Grassroots: Portland's newes...

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ABC’s Community Bike Educator training.(Photo: Cristina Mihaescu, courtesy of the CCC) Exciting news in Portland’s bike advocacy landscape — there’s a new organization and they’re on a roll. Yesterday, the Community Cycling Center, a Portland bicycle advocacy and education nonprofit, announced their partnership with a new organization, Andando en Bicicletas en Cully (ABC) — the […]

The power of tooting your own horn

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Last weekend in Seattle I was lucky to participate in a roundtable discussion consisting of two of the other Expo presenters, Amy Walker and Ulrike Rodrigues, and women on the staff and board of the Cascade Bicycle Club — all of us leaders in the bike movement, as Kathy McCabe, the CBC’s deputy director and […]

Playing the publishing game

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Last night I participated in Smallpressapalooza, Powell’s Books’ annual celebration of super small scale indie publishing. Out of a breathtaking variety of readings, most of them awesomely good, I was the token non-literary reader (my rendition of this essay was surely informative for all, if comfortable for few). The guy before me had a multimedia […]

How Seattle riders deal with hills

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Last weekend, Joe and I took the train up north for the giant Seattle Bike Expo. We were only there for two short days, most of which I spent either riding or talking about bikes. The highlight of the weekend by far was getting to meet and talk with dozens of people — Seattle seems […]

This is not an International Women's Day...

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The Internet reminds me that today is International Women’s Day. It’s a day when many of the sites I frequent will highlight the accomplishments of prominent women, or pay special tribute to participants in various aspects of the bike world who are women. This is better than nothing, I suppose, but seeing these posts is […]

Bridging the bicycling gender gap

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The gender gap in cycling is alive and well, both in transportation and sports (I may have mentioned this a time or two in the past). Fortunately, there are always plenty of inspiring people ready to disregard the obstacles, tear up the stats, and bridge that gap. Two such stories broke this morning. The first […]