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Happy birthday, Bikenomics

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Bikenomics came out a year ago on December 1st. It’s hard to believe it’s been such a short time. The book has sold 7,000 copies, sparked friendships, taken me all over the US and the world, and in at least a few instances has helped to genuinely change a few communities for the better. Here’s […]

Our Amtrak ticket's tiny design flaw

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Three days ago, we had a problem on Amtrak. In short, passengers with service animals, including us, were denied boarding. Resolution came quickly: I emailed an executive contact who I’d worked with last year after we’d had a similar but much less egregious problem and it had blown up on social media. This time, she […]

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Dreaming of Portland

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Portland! I miss you. For the month or two at a time that I’ve spent at home in the past year (probably adding up to about half the year, more or less), I’ve been happy. (So has my cat.) Sure, in these staccato bursts of time, I’ve watched you change. I’ve watched fortress-like condominiums pop […]

The Business of Publishing: Title Develo...

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This is the fifth post in a series of articles for aspiring publishers. The series is written by Joe Biel, the founder and owner of Microcosm Publishing and the co-author of DIY publishing how-to book Make a Zine. Title development is what determines a book’s packaging. It’s the magic combination of title and subtitle, the […]

Dinner and Bikes rolls out again!

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The fifth annual Dinner and Bikes tour is upon us! Josh, Aaron, Joe, and I will be rolling out yet again this May, hitting the road in some sort of gas guzzling behemoth, making a sort of lopsided shape that defies geometrical definition. Our easternmost extreme will be Chicago. Our westernmost extreme will be Amarillo, […]

The Business of Publishing: Formatting f...

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This is the fourth post in a series of articles for aspiring publishers. The series is written by Joe Biel, the founder and owner of Microcosm Publishing and the co-author of DIY publishing how-to book Make a Zine. Formatting for Print So you’ve got a book. Or at least, you have a lot of content […]

Now Funding: The Journal of Bicycle Femi...

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tl;dr: The first annual Journal of Bicycle Feminism is up on Kickstarter! Help make it happen, friends. August 1st was a scorcher, and around 3pm Julie the intern insisted that we cut short our work day and go get ice cream. No convincing arguments against this plan presented themselves, so she hopped onto the back […]

Welcome to HOTSTUFF

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You may have noticed that things are looking a little…hotter around here. Our brand new website theme is named HOTSTUFF and the multitalented Caroline Paquette (of cycling cap, book cover design, and general fixing things and adventuring fame has been working hard at it for a while now. Besides the new design being totally eye […]

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Call for Submissions: Bikes in Space 3 (...

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It’s that time again! The third annual volume of Bikes in Space is in the works, this time with a monster twist. This year’s theme is zombies and bicycling. You may take that as literally (pedal powered undead? cycling zombie hunters?) or figuratively (what has automotive technology done to our brains?) as you like. Stories […]

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Happy Bookiversary! Our first two books ...

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Anna and Kelli at their release party (Photo by Luc Revel) Yesterday, Anna Brones posted on her blog about the 1-year anniversary of her book, The Culinary Cyclist (to celebrate, she includes the recipe for the book’s delicious peanut butter cookies, in case you needed a reason to click over there). I was taken aback. […]

Upper class cycling culture and the demi...

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What happened to Portland’s bike scene? Maybe first it would help to envision what it used to be. There was this booming, diverse, vibrant DIY bike activist and bike fun scene that transformed this city, from Critical Mass to Shift to any number of wild initiatives popping up. Any night of the week, there was […]

The Vulva Bike: A true tale of shock, gl...

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When I first saw the ShockTwat on its inaugural journey, I marveled at it for two minutes straight and then snapped a photo with my phone at the last moment before it rolled away. When the time came to launch the Kickstarter campaign for Our Bodies, Our Bikes, I looked through my photos for a […]

Now Kickstarting Our Bodies, Our Bikes (...

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It’s official: Our Bodies, Our Bikes the book is in the works. And it’s funding on Kickstarter right now. The image above is one of Katura Reynolds‘ preliminary sketches for the book cover. You might remember Katura from the space sharks on the cover of the first Bikes in Space, or from her compelling stories […]

Taking the Lane grows up: From zine to j...

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Update: Now funding this project (it’s been renamed the Journal of Bicycle Feminism) on Kickstarter! Check it out! Well, it had to happen one day: Taking the Lane is growing up. After nearly four years of putting out a more-or-less quarterly zine, we’re graduating to something bigger. It’s called: Taking the Lane: A journal of […]