A gift to your future self

This is a senior riding a bike in the suburb-city where I live, on a main road that is one of the flattest and most direct to many places but which has either too-narrow unprotected bike lanes or none at all (on a road with a posted speed limit of 35 mph that is commonly…

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…

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…

Just some paint, and a guy named Joe

There’s not much to it — just some white paint. But it made me feel significantly safer as I was riding uphill on a road with speeding drivers in my suburb-city; and it made my bike ride better because I could relax a bit and maybe even sing Queen’s I Want to Ride My Bicycle…

Next FREE classes announced

I am honored to donate free “Pedal Power with Pattie” Basic Bike Skills Class in the following metro-Atlanta cities on the following dates. Click for details and to register. March 4, 2018: Dunwoody, GA (Update: Class was awesome — meet Andrea) April 15: Norcross, GA In coordination with the City of Norcross’ Sustainability Commission April 21:…

Bikeshare coming to Brook Run Park?

A week or two ago, thinking about where I could give back in 2018, I wrote this to my local parks and rec folks: I’m specifically interested in helping more women ride bikes. Have you considered adding a Zagster* bikeshare station to Brook Run Park? There is no safe and legal way for an adult…

1 of the USA’s newest cities turns 9 today

Today is the ninth anniversary of the first day of operations for one of the newest cities in the USA — the City of Dunwoody, Georgia, which is an easy 15-minute transit ride from the City of Atlanta and is where I have lived for more than 20 years. Having a front-row seat to witness…

Epilogue now available for free

I decided to make the epilogue available for free. The new cover of the book is live on Amazon in all global markets, and the quick-read book is instantly downloadable to any device via the free Kindle app for less than the cost of a movie. I hope something I experienced is helpful somewhere in…