Rode to joy (yet again)

It’s Thursday, and that means I leave my house at 7 a.m. today to take the train with my bike to the Arts Center Station in Midtown, Atlanta. I inevitably meet the nicest people of the day on the elevator up to the plaza (me with my bike and them with their wheelchairs and strollers…

It’s Biketober and even the bikes are excited!

It’s time!!! Qualify for chances to win prizes (including an ebike!) every day in October that you ride as little as 10 minutes. In metro Atlanta, sign up at LoveToRide.net. (Tell them I sent you!) (A big shout-out to my team, Trusting the Journey. Let the fun begin.) Not in metro Atlanta? No problem. Look for…

Meet E.J.

Meet E.J. She is Today’s Nice Stranger. Well actually, I “met” her last week on Twitter when she commented that she wants to fit bike riding into her life. We then agreed to meet in person so I could hear about her barriers to participation and perhaps provide some suggestions to help her meet her…

Who’s “Trusting the Journey” with me for Biketober?

We’re back for the third year! Join Team “Trusting the Journey”  for #Biketober (Georgia Commute Options’ #AtlantaBikeChallenge). We currently have six spots open. Simply go to LoveToRide.net, sign up, and select Trusting the Journey as your team. You qualify for a chance to win prizes every time you ride for as little as ten minutes (however slowly…

Two weeks in

Two weeks in to Biketober for the Georgia Commute Options’ Atlanta Bike Challenge and I’ve taken 20 bike trips, ridden 151 miles, saved 91 pounds of CO2, and burned 5,587 calories. Plus, I’ve ridden with half our team, Trusting the Journey — including yesterday with a Facebook friend named Bill, pictured, and another team member…

Pomegranates

My friend Amie and I found pomegranates while Traveling at the Speed of Bike today. She is here from Costa Rica for months at a time taking care of her ill mother-in-law, car-free in suburbia. She tries to get out on a bike ride almost every day, which is particularly awesome not only because it…

Free class for everyone

I changed my mind. Instead of offering a free online class to one woman in every U.S. state, I decided to give it to everyone (right in the comfort of your home). So, here goes — settle in with a snack and click the video above. It’s a 30-minute version of my proprietary two-hour “Pedal…

Encouragement

I offered my previous Pedal Power with Pattie students the opportunity for a bike ride around Piedmont Park right before Atlanta Streets Alive this past Sunday. Viv (pictured on the right) came, and she brought a co-worker named Megan. Viv has been commuting to the Centers for Disease Control (where I just rode last week)…