Path and pace

Time is short. Need is great. And I don’t do uphill to try to talk people into things that make perfect sense to me. Every country, every city, every person, has a path and pace and when these align, the journey is a joy. I am fully committed to that joy as much as humanly…

3 tips during this crisis (to add to a just-published Georgia Commute Options article)

An agency contacted me months ago about being featured on the blog of their client, Georgia Commute Options. Georgia Commute Options encourages businesses to provide and promote a wide variety of transportation alternatives to their employees in order to reduce single-occupancy motor-vehicle commutes and the impacts of such. I was impressed that they went outside-the-box…

The nod, the wave, and the ding ding ding

So the mayor of New York City is strongly recommending bike riding instead of taking the subway as a way to reduce the possibility of spreading coronovirus (although he hasn’t yet increased safe access for bike riders in conjunction with that recommendation — see Die-ins in New York City and Your City). And this gets…

Re: Bicycle Friendly Community application

Dear League of American Bicyclists: I am writing to you to clarify a few things about your Bicycle Friendly Community certification, as I believe the metro-Atlanta suburb-city where I live is going to pursue this in the near future and I have a couple of areas of concern. I know that bike riders in cities…

And thus ended Biketober

I Rode to Joy again yesterday after Traveling at the Speed of Bike from my home to a MARTA train station; riding the train to Midtown, Atlanta; and then riding to the City of Decatur for my weekly volunteer assignment with the Global Village Project school for refugee girls. I stop at this interactive public…

National #BikeNoodle Day announced for October 30, 2019

I couldn’t help noticing the advertisements in this photo, juxtaposed against the bike I took down from the attic almost six years ago and my life-saving BikeNoodle*. Find your glow. The freedom you’ve earned. Yes, yes, yes. (Here is what it looked like to run this simple errand via bike, by the way.) I’m now…

The night I rang the bell

My friend, Kathy Manos Penn, who is a fellow author and journalist, included a very lovely mention of me in her newspaper column in the Dunwoody Crier this week, from the night I participated in a monthly local author book reading at a coffee shop less than a mile from my home. That was the night…