Meet Audrey, Dorothy, and Emily

Meet Audrey, Dorothy, and Emily. They were my students yesterday in my last free Traveling at the Speed of Bike class for women in metro Atlanta. Audrey was a member of my team, Trusting the Journey, for Biketober, although we hadn’t met in person. She brought Dorothy, who is an au pair from South Africa…

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…

Rode to joy (yet again)

It’s Thursday, and that means I leave my house at 7 a.m. today to take the train with my bike to the Arts Center Station in Midtown, Atlanta. I inevitably meet the nicest people of the day on the elevator up to the plaza (me with my bike and them with their wheelchairs and strollers…

It’s Biketober and even the bikes are excited!

It’s time!!! Qualify for chances to win prizes (including an ebike!) every day in October that you ride as little as 10 minutes. In metro Atlanta, sign up at LoveToRide.net. (Tell them I sent you!) (A big shout-out to my team, Trusting the Journey. Let the fun begin.) Not in metro Atlanta? No problem. Look for…

Who’s “Trusting the Journey” with me for Biketober?

We’re back for the third year! Join Team “Trusting the Journey”  for #Biketober (Georgia Commute Options’ #AtlantaBikeChallenge). We currently have six spots open. Simply go to LoveToRide.net, sign up, and select Trusting the Journey as your team. You qualify for a chance to win prizes every time you ride for as little as ten minutes (however slowly…

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…