Olympian challenge

People. We did this before. Atlanta hosted the Centennial Olympic Games in 1996. I was here, and I was hired to write the Commute Connections suite of materials (including the newsletter pictured plus a separate four-page brochure for each of about eight different commute options) that employers used to encourage their employees to not drive…

Back on assignment

I am working on my new vision board (the last one kicked off 2013* and has been my guiding light for five years now), and am sharing this intention for 2019 with the belief that the world conspires in our favor when we take risks. Journalism seems to have made a definite comeback (after some…

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…