A growing movement

Years ago, I saw a post on Twitter about a first harvest from a garden being grown by employees of the company building the new Falcons stadium in Atlanta, called Mercedes Benz Stadium, which was supposedly going to be the “greenest” professional stadium in the nation. The garden was directly across from the stadium, in…

Atlanta joins Copenhagen

UPDATE 4/25: IT’S LIVE!!! Click here! Signup for the Sustainability-in-Action Tour in the City of Atlanta will be LIVE within another few days. Tours will be offered 4x a month — and will be the 2nd ongoing sustainability bike tour in the world! (Hello, Copenhagen!) Bikes, helmets, snack included! I could show you hands-on examples…

Off the Wall

The rain pelted my living room window last night as the flames in the fireplace danced in the near distance. Wrapped in a blanket I had knitted as part of my first memoir, Bucket List, I curled up with photographer Sheila Pree Bright’s stunning book 1960 Now: Photographs of Civil Rights Activists and Black Lives…

Safer than suburbia

The six-minute video above shows the same length of time it would take me to ride to the supermarket in suburbia. But Edgewood Avenue in the City of Atlanta, even with all these obstacles (on the night before the Super Bowl when I was commuting home after leading a bike tour), is safer. Nothing in…

Dream job

At some point (probably many) while I’m leading a tour with Bicycle Tours of Atlanta (now launching in a bigger way as Amazing Atlanta Tours), you may see me smiling broadly while rambling down the Beltline, through eclectic neighborhoods, or past the ever-growing bounty of murals I love so much. That’s because two words keep…

A small hand in the Super Bowl

Yesterday I had a very small hand in the significant series of murals currently being painted with support by the Atlanta Super Bowl Host Committee, the City of Atlanta, and the WonderRoot arts organization — and you can, too! Simply sign up for volunteer opportunities here. I signed up for two hours for the mural being…

Hey, there!

Robyn Elliott, the astounding owner of Bicycle Tours of Atlanta (the #1 Outdoor Activity in Atlanta, according to Trip Advisor), took this photo of me last week when we were Traveling at the Speed of Bike together. And now, hey, there I am, on the About Us page of her company’s website! I’ve been rolling…

My commute to work

So I usually: pack my bike in the trunk and drive my car four relatively flat miles to the train station (because my suburb-city does not support true safe access-for-all and I don’t always want to take the risks required to ride my bike here), take the train (on which I can bring my bike…