Bee downtown

On the corner of busy Northside Drive and Ivan Allan Boulevard on the Westside of Atlanta sits three bee hives. I’ve passed them before while Traveling at the Speed of Bike, and recently I got the chance to walk across the street there with Tim Trefzer, the Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Manager of the Georgia…

The international color of “please don’t kill me”

My old #BikeNoodle, strapped onto my back rack while Traveling at the Speed of Bike (note that I only use it in suburbia, as riding there without it is its own Dante’s Inferno ring of hell) has been slowly ripping after two years of use and 100% success at eliminating illegal passing and driver aggression….

Sustainability-in-Action Bike Tour!

Are you already an advocate or professional working toward a better world, or just curious to learn more at this pivotal time in our society? Come experience economic, environmental, and social sustainability where the rubber hits the road! Take the “Sustainability-in-Action” Bike Tour from Bicycle Tours of Atlanta (a 10-year-old, woman-owned company whose bicycle tours are…

Rubber-hits-the-road tips

I’ve been wanting to do a series of quick rubber-hits-the-road tips while Traveling at the Speed of Bike. So here we go with number one — the good ole’ right hook danger, specifically when it involves a truck.

Gloves I love

Granted, I don’t invest very much in anything “cyclist” because that’s just not how I see myself as a bike rider. However, when Attica’s rubber brake hoods (where I usually rest my hands while riding) ripped off (they were original to this circa-1989 Schwinn LeTour that had been in my attic for twenty years*), I…

Bike shorts

If you want to wear skirts and dresses while riding a bike (which I do), then wearing simple shorts underneath makes sense so you don’t need to worry about flashing the world. But that’s just the beginning of your freedom. Bike riding causes feel-good energy to surge through you, and you may therefore find yourself…

“Regular clothes”

There are those of us who like Traveling at the Speed of Bike as transportation to actually go places, and we’re big advocates of wearing “regular clothes.” However, if you ride often, you learn some quick truths*. Wide pant legs, for instance, get caught in chains. Certain necklines reveal your entire chest if you are…

Bike lights (back)

They say that a flashing light catches motor vehicle drivers’ attention more than a continual light (although, frankly, you’re sh*t outta luck if a driver is impaired or distracted, but that’s where route selection, some other hazard-avoidance techniques, and advocating for safe and separated access at your local city hall come into play. You can…