Meet Juliet

This is Juliet. She signed up for one of my small-group classes (which require students to already be able to pedal on a bike) but then emailed me to tell me she had no skills and could not ride a bike at all. I wrote back that I wanted to give her a private class…

Peachtree Street at night

So the Urban Confidence class (offered for free by the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition) with which I helped last night was pretty darn awesome (with the exception of the usual several drivers in bike lanes, and the surprising fact that none of the four Relay Bikeshare* bikes’ back lights worked — am grateful I tossed a red…

Reflecting

  As I’m reflecting on my recent bike rides around Santa Monica, California on both Breeze bikeshare and my older daughter’s bike, I feel pretty confident in saying that it is the most bike-friendly place I’ve ever ridden, for a multitude of reasons that had me (a seasoned bikeshare user in various cities) exclaiming wow…

City of angels

I’m just back from visiting my older daughter in the City of Angels, and I have a lot to process internally before it comes out in words. In the meantime, here’s a view from my bikeshare bike on the path by the beach in Venice.

Bikeshare coming to Brook Run Park?

A week or two ago, thinking about where I could give back in 2018, I wrote this to my local parks and rec folks: I’m specifically interested in helping more women ride bikes. Have you considered adding a Zagster* bikeshare station to Brook Run Park? There is no safe and legal way for an adult…

Seeing the “citi” by bike

One of my fave bikey buddies is currently in my beloved New York City riding Citibike bikeshare. His texts are off-the-charts with enthusiasm, and he, in fact, has fallen head over heels in love with New York perhaps for the first time. Yes, yes, yes. I agree!!!! Here are photos from when I spent a…

Beehive of activity

You wouldn’t know it from the quiet of the Relay Bikeshare station in its shadow, but Mercedes Benz Stadium, where the big college football championship game is being played Monday (and President Trump is planning on attending, which will make it even crazier with security), is abuzz with activity. I know because I rode all…

Boston, here we come

We just got word that my younger daughter will be attending college in Boston the next four years. After a spectacular experience in Pittsburgh with my older daughter, we are excited to embrace this new city as a student and as visitors. In fact, I’ve already road-tested bikeshare there and eyed the infrastructure challenges throughout…