Moving on

After a year as a Bike Ambassador in the bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community of Decatur, GA, where I co-taught bike rodeos, an earn-a-bike course for youth-in-need, and our beloved seniors-on-trikes, I am moving on and am thus ready for the next opportunity to serve my metro-area or national bike community. As always, I’m trusting the…

Connecting Dot

Dot, one of our Silver Spokes seniors-on-trikes students, had her fourth class yesterday and has now mastered most of the League of American Bicyclist’s Smart Cycling skills on two comfortable routes around the City of Decatur, GA — one that’s two miles; one that’s three miles — that she can do when she gets her…

Beautiful moments

Beautiful moments like these happen when you empower seniors to get back on bikes (in this case, trikes). Here is our latest Silver Spokes* student during her third weekly lesson, connecting with a young mom pushing a stroller on a public path. She also got to wave to a police officer while confidently following rules…

Seniors-on-trikes

Seniors-on-trikes is starting up again this week, now that the summer heat has started to break here in Atlanta, GA. This is a fun class, and you learn a lot. (I tell a few stories about it in my book.) Plus, almost everything we teach is transferable to two-wheels as well as part of the…

Farm Bike Ride

 I get to be a bike safety rider on an upcoming Farm Bike Ride. I get to help folks ride safely to a farmers market, a community garden and education center, and a farm run by refugees-of-war where I used to be a weekly CSA member. I get excited about things like this.