My commute to work

So I usually: pack my bike in the trunk and drive my car four relatively flat miles to the train station (because my suburb-city does not support true safe access-for-all and I don’t always want to take the risks required to ride my bike here), take the train (on which I can bring my bike…

If I hadn’t paused to take this photo . . .

So yesterday in the sudden quiet after the international bike tour guests left and we had closed up shop, I took this photo of Attica in the old cotton-holding facility where Bicycle Tours of Atlanta is located and then rode her back to catch the MARTA train to come home. It was later than expected…

Yes. Good. On we go.

This bikey thing is starting to really add up. My first year as a League Cycling Instructor, I was paid to teach seniors-on-trikes and an earn-a-bike class for youth-in-need (plus a few bike rodeos for kids). My second year, I donated these classes with proceeds from the sale of my latest book, Traveling at the…

Fall in love

We lined up the well-maintained, comfortable, multi-geared bikes (specifically chosen to match the size of each guest) in the open-air courtyard of the old cotton-holding warehouse, which was the first brick building in Atlanta to have been fireproofed many years ago (after Sherman burned Atlanta on his March to the Sea, and after the Great…

Leap of faith

God is funny. He turned my life upside down and had me Traveling at the Speed of Bike every single day for the last five years for reasons I didn’t know. So much good has happened as a result, including now this — becoming a tour guide with Bicycle Tours of Atlanta. Thank you, Robyn…

Better

It’s always cool to pass the enormous mural of Civil Rights icon, John Lewis, on Sweet Auburn Avenue, and it was especially nice as part of Bicycle Tours of Atlanta’s Journey for Civil Rights Tour. But what’s even better, at least for a proud mama? That my younger daughter performed her original song, Better, for…

Mind-blowing

Listen, I know what it takes to navigate city streets safely on bike. So the fact that Robyn Elliott and her amazing tour guides at Bicycle Tours of Atlanta do this day in, day out with groups of strangers (including children) from all over the world while sharing their passion and knowledge about Atlanta is…