I’m now a “super ambassador”!

Yesterday I caught the MARTA train to Atlanta’s West End stop and then rode a mile or so to the warehouses where the Relay Bikeshare headquarters is located, to meet with General Manager Julie Wells, and Marketing/Community Outreach Manager Timberley Jones. Another Relay Bikeshare fan, Carl Holt, joined me in becoming its first “super ambassadors.”…

Coach is graduating

This is a photo from a graduation ceremony I attended at the Fugees Academy (the only school in the USA specifically for refugee children-of-war) in Clarkston, Georgia (the most diverse square mile in the USA). The school will be graduating its first female student next month —and founder, Luma Mufleh (known as Coach to the…

As Atlanta’s new Chief Bicycle Officer

When I heard that the nation’s first Chief Bicycle Officer, Becky Katz, right here in Atlanta, was leaving (for Berlin, I believe), I got interested in that position. I’ll be available full-time September 15 for my next big calling in life, and why not this? Then (as last time when they advertised the position a…

You get to thinking

You get to thinking about things when you unexpectedly ride your bike through a cemetery.

This is Solomon

This is Solomon. He is Today’s Nice Stranger. He can sell a fish fry like nobody’s business. I met him today while Traveling at the Speed of Bike.

Remember this sound?

We used baseball cards then, not my fun new business cards — which are made out of recycled t-shirts! But if you close your eyes and listen for a second, this may bring you back there again. My book, Traveling at the Speed of Bike (on Amazon in all global markets both paperback and digital…

Timeless

I met this man in the elevator at the Arts Center MARTA station, our bikes next to each other, our nods hello friendly. He was as old as the hills, and he told me that bikes are a form of transportation that was here before cars, before trains. He asked how long I had been…

Meet Juliet

This is Juliet. She signed up for one of my small-group classes (which require students to already be able to pedal on a bike) but then emailed me to tell me she had no skills and could not ride a bike at all. I wrote back that I wanted to give her a private class…