Category Archives: social cycling

Detroit and the Slow Roll (Part 2- The Ride)

My hunch proved to be correct, the guys with the cool bikes were headed to Slow Roll. As they crossed the intersection, a mother and daughter drafted into the flow.  The crew was from the Southwest side of Detroit. They … Continue reading

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Detroit and the Slow Roll (Part 1)

I love Detroit. It’s my hometown. Sort of. I grew up in an east side suburb of Detroit. Moved to NYC 25 years ago but Detroit has never left my heart. The city has been through some hard knocks for … Continue reading

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Detroit on My Mind

For the second month in a row, Saks Fifth Avenue is featuring bicycles in their window displays. Last month was a tip of the hat to Father’s Day. This month, it’s an homage to summer travel. This month’s windows feature … Continue reading

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Thanks Dad.

A slightly belated Father’s Day post. For all the Dads who taught their kids to ride a bicycle. Who carried them home when they were to tired to pedal anymore. Who knew the best kind of family SUV to get … Continue reading

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Signs of Life

A sign that a city’s effort to make cycling accessible to everyone is succeeding? Parents transporting their most precious cargo by bicycle from A to B. Whether it’s by cargo bike. A gentle nudge along the way. Or keeping a close watch. *** … Continue reading

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Tipping Points- Look for it in the Little Things

Sometimes when you’re looking for signs of progress towards a healthy cycling ‘culture’, it’s the little things that indicate we’re on the right track. In places where cycling for transportation is as normal as getting out of bed in the … Continue reading

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Celebrate Life- Let’s Ride

A few weeks ago, friend and fellow cycling advocate William Vallejo approached me about co-organizing an event in conjunction with “La Cuidad Verde” and their Velo-City award winning Cycling Visionaries movement, Bicycles For Life. Hmm, a chance to encourage more people … Continue reading

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