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…

New greenway opening

This is Shacky. I took this photo for Day 143 of a photography project I did five years ago titled Around Atlanta in 180 Days, when my younger daughter first started going to school near this spot and I started riding my bike all over the damn place. Shacky was right next to an old gas…

Next free class

Here’s the certified-Bicycle-Friendly City of Decatur, Georgia’s lineup for National Bike Month, which starts next Tuesday. I’m teaching the May 5 class. It’s my “Pedal Power with Pattie” Basic Bike Skills Class for Women. It’s free. Only two spots open. Sign up here. See here for links to buy my book, Traveling at the Speed…

Classes for those on trikes and bikes

I was pleasantly surprised to discover that the City of Decatur, Georgia’s Active Living Department chose to use this photo of mine in its latest playbook of class offerings to promote the Silver Spokes seniors-on-trikes class that I co-taught last year. I am thrilled to hear that class is continuing. Seniors-on-trikes is very close to my…

Free Art Friday

Free Art Friday is a thing in many cities. Artists leave their art out in public for others to find and keep, and they communicate clues about the whereabouts via photos on social media. The first person to find each piece “claims” it by posting a photo of it on Instagram, tagged with the artist’s…

Newest cycle track in USA

The newest two-way protected bike lane (cycle track) in the USA looks like this (during its final stages of construction) while Traveling at the Speed of Bike. It is directly in front of the high school in the certified Bicycle Friendly Community of Decatur, Georgia, USA (where I taught Seniors-on-Trikes, and more).