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…

Year 4 as a League Cycling Instructor

So I’m about to kick off Year 4 as a League Cycling Instructor (LCI) with the League of American Bicyclists, and I’m curious about what’s next on this strange and interesting journey upon which I tumbled unexpectedly. (Honestly, I was just eating chocolate chips at my computer at the bottom of a hill in suburbia…

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…

Bravo, Decatur

Traveling at the Speed of Bike in Decatur, Georgia, USA yesterday looked like this. Concrete-protected two-way bike lane in front of a high school. Separated side path. Pop-up planter-protected two-way bike lane. Not perfect, but wow. Game on, other small metro cities. (Note: It should be no surprise that I bought most of my holiday…

Earning my “see” legs

This photo is from Day 1 of a school-year-long project I did titled Around Atlanta in 180 Days (take a peek!). That’s when I first threw my bike, laptop, and camera in the car and started riding my bike around the cities of Decatur and Atlanta, Georgia every day because my younger daughter was going to a…

Meet Danielle

Meet Danielle. She hadn’t really ridden a bike much since she was a kid, but with two children and a hubby who all like to ride, she decided it was time to get back on two wheels herself. She bought this nice seven-speed bike this week and came flying around the corner on it today…

New farmers market

A new farmers market is opening in the suburb-city where I live, in a public park where it wasn’t allowed years ago but rules have changed. It’s the same park (the largest one in the city) where my book was for sale recently at a festival. The most direct and flattest route takes eight minutes…