Now available via text, PDF, and In-Person

Going back to college or work and thinking about using a bike to avoid crowds? Want to run errands, get exercise, and be part of the biggest bike boom since the 1970s? A little extra know-how can empower you. I can help.

(Note: This free class is specifically intended for women, who are currently under-represented as bike riders in our cities.)

Life looks different when you’re traveling at the speed of bike. Possibly friendlier. Often simpler. And usually more clear about what needs to change. While exercising your right to public space, face to face with humanity, you can improve your health, reduce stress, and save money, thereby maybe freeing yourself from a few worries. No wonder women all over the USA are riding bikes to freedom, especially now during these challenging times. Wanna join us?

If you know how to pedal a bike and have access to a bike in good working condition with at least three gears, this holistic, inclusive class may be just what you need to learn, improve, or refresh your bike skills. (Truth? You don’t even really need to ride a bike to benefit from this class, so if you’re still at the “thinking about riding” stage, taking this class via PDF or text is a great next step!)

You can access this class in two learn-anywhere ways: via daily text (great if you benefit from daily encouragement) or via downloadable PDF (great if you want to consume at your own pace). Plus, I’m offering a socially-distanced small in-person class in the metro Atlanta suburb-city of Dunwoody, Georgia (tip: if you take the class via text or PDF first, you ‘ll be able to get more targeted help in the in-person class).

Via text on Arist: You receive a text message once a day over 22 consecutive days at a time you determine. Each includes:

* a visual;

* a brief intro to the day’s topic;

* 3 quick, helpful bullets;

* a Bonus Link.

You can do what’s suggested (or not — no pressure here) whenever you want. Time commitment for improved skills: less than 2 minutes a day (plus any additional time you spend on the Bonus Links and on practicing). Click “enroll” and then choose the delivery option you prefer (SMS, which is text directly to your phone; Facebook; or WhatsApp). The class is delivered through — I don’t have access to your phone number.

Via PDF: It’s the exact same content as the text-based delivery (see above), but all at once so you can whip through it or take your sweet time. (If Scribd says the document isn’t there for some reason, email me and I’ll send you the PDF, or try accessing on another device — it’s glitchy on the phone.)

I am certified to teach the League of American Bicyclists’ Smart Cycling curriculum, from which I created this proprietary class for you (with additions from my lived experience as well as research specific to girls and women in public spaces). I am also the author of a book named Traveling at the Speed of Bike, and a blog by the same name. You can see it here, if interested.

And let’s not get hung up on paperwork. If you take this class via text or PDF, I am not requiring signed releases to participate in the class. Note that the League of American Bicyclists and I are not liable for any action you take as a result of participating. Use good judgment, ok? (If you take the class in person, you will need to sign the League of American Bicyclists’ standard release form).

Trust the journey,


League Cycling Instructor (#5384)


I am able to develop and offer free classes such as this thanks to your support of my book, Traveling at the Speed of Bike. All proceeds are used to help empower more girls and women.

I use all proceeds from the sale of my other book, Food for My Daughters, to help provide fresh food to those in need. I’m an indie author and your support is greatly appreciated. Here is my Amazon USA site, if interested.

I’m currently working on a new book about leaving suburbia for Peace Corps Uganda (for which I was scheduled to leave June 2, 2020 — before the current global pandemic delayed departures). Here is an excerpt, if interested.