Minot, after the flood

Minot before the flood (Photo by Elly Blue) We’re throwing a fundraiser for our friends’ flood relief work in their hometown of Minot, North Dakota. What: Tall Bikes Keep Heads Above Water: Punk Rock Relief for Minot Flooding. When: Saturday, July 30th from 2-7 Where: Microcosm Store parking lot, 636 SE 11th Ave in Portland. [...]

Bike touring…do it for the economy

Here’s another post I’m migrating over from my old blog (now retired). Ellee’s bike touring guidebook to Oregon is now much closer to reality than it was when this was posted a month and a half ago. I’ve been inspired by her passion and entrepreneurialism to embark on some more ambitious publishing projects of my [...]

Biking for both of us

I wrote about disability and adaptive bicycling for Grist this week in part because, this last winter, the topic hit home. One day, shortly after the new year, my partner fell suddenly and mysteriously ill. For three months, on most days, he was barely able to get out of bed and walk across the house. [...]

Able to ride

Cyndi Sutter on her cargo trike. My latest column on Grist, up today, is about bicycling with disabilities. As always, when interviewing people for a story, a heartbreaking amount gets cut for the final version. In this case, I particularly wanted to share some of the practical tips people offered for other folks with disabilities [...]