283 miles later

Biketober was great. My team, Trusting the Journey, came in 2nd in our pool, and more importantly, we had fun. Plus, 283 miles later, I feel a renewed connection to my fellow bike riders close to home and around the world. Personally, I came in 108th in metro Atlanta and around 23rd out of women…

Two weeks in

Two weeks in to Biketober for the Georgia Commute Options’ Atlanta Bike Challenge and I’ve taken 20 bike trips, ridden 151 miles, saved 91 pounds of CO2, and burned 5,587 calories. Plus, I’ve ridden with half our team, Trusting the Journey — including yesterday with a Facebook friend named Bill, pictured, and another team member…

Pomegranates

My friend Amie and I found pomegranates while Traveling at the Speed of Bike today. She is here from Costa Rica for months at a time taking care of her ill mother-in-law, car-free in suburbia. She tries to get out on a bike ride almost every day, which is particularly awesome not only because it…

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…

Encouragement

I offered my previous Pedal Power with Pattie students the opportunity for a bike ride around Piedmont Park right before Atlanta Streets Alive this past Sunday. Viv (pictured on the right) came, and she brought a co-worker named Megan. Viv has been commuting to the Centers for Disease Control (where I just rode last week)…

Biketober!

Okay, here’s the team page for Biketober (Georgia Commute Options’ Atlanta Bike Challenge) for anyone in metro ATL who has been wanting a little incentive to ride a bit more (or even once during the month). Join our team, Trusting the Journey! The team gets points every time you ride for just 10 minutes (however slowly…

You can still join

We’re more than halfway through #Biketober and the #NationalBikeChallenge and it has been really fun. I’ve ridden with new people and in new places, and sometimes just around the block (can you say pouring rain?) or for a quick five miles on bikeshare after a doctor visit (pictured). I’m hoping to win that trip to…

How not to get run over

So sometimes I need to ride in my suburb-city because I’m trying to ride every day for the #Biketober Atlanta Bike Challenge (Team “Trust the Journey”!) and I can’t always get into much-more-bike-friendly Atlanta. I refuse to ride on the streets where I live (see here) so I drive the two miles I used to…