4. Alabama

I didn’t roll my little Bike-O machine to pick the next state this time because I discovered Megabus goes from Atlanta to Birmingham and I want to try out its bikeshare there (plus tour some Civil Rights historic sites, which would be helpful in my job as a bike tour guide in Atlanta), so Alabama…

3. Texas

Deep in the heart of Texas there are some good things happening for women on bikes, and a lot of room for growth. The state ranks 25th in the USA by the League of American Bicyclists. It has ten certified Bicycle Friendly Communities but only one beyond the Bronze level (Austin, which is Gold). Throughout…

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…

2. Illinois

   Illinois scores a couple of states higher in the League of American Bicyclists’ Bike-Friendly America standings than my featured state last week, Idaho. With nineteen Bicycle-Friendly Communities, twenty one Bicycle Friendly Businesses and nine Bicycle Friendly Universities, Illinois scatters the goods across the state. A detail from Gold-level Urbana jumped out at me —…

2nd in the series

See the first state here, and tap back in soon for my deep-dive into this one!

Which state will be first?

Which state will be first? Stay tuned as I kick off my “What’s Great in 50 States” for women Traveling at the Speed of Bike. Note — I decided to do this because: (1) I don’t think anyone else is doing it; (2) The League of American Bicyclists (which serves as a terrific central resource…

Pinterest

Fearless. Spiritual. Never Give Up. Feel Like a Kid Again. Mind over Matter. Transform Yourself. Traveling at the Speed of Bike is now on Pinterest! My newest board  features sayings and quotes I find while traveling at the speed of bike (of course). Plus, I’m including some of my poems and other original visual/verbals mashups yet…

Little girls

Every time I pass a little girl on a bike, let’s say under about the age of ten, she stares at me. Not just looks. Stares. Every single time. It is not uncommon for a girl I pass to literally just stop completely and stare at me right in the middle of the path. I…