Monthly Archives: January 2012

This Thursday — Bike Programs on the Brink

Today, the leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives is releasing its long-term federal transportation bill. Cycling groups expected the bill to be bad news for biking and walking, but we didn’t think it would reverse all progress made in … Continue reading

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Show some Bicycle Love

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and the question remains — how do you tell someone you adore him when you know in your heart of hearts that you are sharing him with someone else… his bicycle? There’s no … Continue reading

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Jay Chamberlain’s First Bike Overnight

This week’s Bike Overnight was written by Jay Chamberlain, a 60-year-old retired FBI Special Agent living in Virginia. “Connecting with and reading stories posted on was the catalyst for me to hit the road and ride to a nearby private … Continue reading

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Cycling in New England and New York

Some of my most memorable cycling experiences have unfolded on the beautiful back roads, trails, and sandy beaches of New England and New York. As a resident of Massachusetts for 26 years, I spent many a long weekend exploring the … Continue reading

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PDW Origami Fenders

It’s never a bad time to talk about fenders, and the latest option I’ve played around with is the Origami Fender from Portland Design Works (PDW). This is one of the few bicycle components or accessories of any kind that … Continue reading

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Tragic Beauty

In southeast Oregon there is a fabulous day ride (Diamond Loop Tour). Although this loop is promoted as a driving tour, Kat and I encountered only a dozen vehicles as we pedaled through the high desert on mostly unpaved roads. … Continue reading

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Next Thursday — Is Your US Representative a Cycling Supporter?

If you follow national transportation policy, one thing is clear — federal investment in non-motorized, active transportation (aka biking and walking) is under siege. Next week, on Thursday, February 2, the transportation committee of the U.S. House of Representatives is … Continue reading

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