Monthly Archives: September 2012

Cycling Advocacy Behind The Scenes

The term “cycling advocacy” conjures up images of large, national organizations with highly visible websites, such as The League of American Bicyclists. On their website, they explain their mission: “To promote bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation and work through … Continue reading

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Bicycles As Getaway Vehicles

  Cycling advocates always try to play up the positive aspects of cycling. Bikes reduce congestion and lessen pollution. Bikes provide health benefits as well as providing a mode of transportation for people who either cannot afford or choose not … Continue reading

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Does Cycling Attract People Who Think Outside The Box?

Cyclists come in all shapes and sizes, with different abilities, interests, and goals. Some of them scoff at the idea of a “bicycling community,” contending instead that cyclists have nothing in common other than that they ride bikes. This is … Continue reading

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Where Bike Shares And Religion Intersect

  Perusing the latest bicycle news often turns up the strangest things. In a list of article links, the one with the most unusual title is also the most irresistible. The lure isn’t necessarily the topic itself, but rather the … Continue reading

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Can Everyday Cyclists Be Rock Stars?

Most of the attention towards cyclists goes to either the Lance Armstrongs of the world or the Lance Armstrong wanabees who often disregard traffic laws and the rights of everyone around them. In their bright, flashy second-skin clothes, these people … Continue reading

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The World Of Vehicles In Reverse

Just as railroad tracks have always belonged to trains, roads have always belonged to cars. Their purpose was to create a level, smooth surface ideal for operating motorized rolling vehicles. Thick black tires glided over newly paved roads, almost effortlessly, … Continue reading

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Boston’s First Mobile, After-School Bike Shop and Training Center

Sometimes ideas pop into one’s head without warning. Other times, ideas evolve slowly based on observations, insights, and inspiration. The method by which an idea is generated is not as important as the idea itself. And when a good idea … Continue reading

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Cycling With Invisible Drivers

  The description “invisible drivers” can mean many things. If you’re a driver, it can refer to a car in your blind spot or a car entering the road out of nowhere without stopping to look for traffic. If you’re … Continue reading

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