Re: Bicycle Friendly Community application

Dear League of American Bicyclists: I am writing to you to clarify a few things about your Bicycle Friendly Community certification, as I believe the metro-Atlanta suburb-city where I live is going to pursue this in the near future and I have a couple of areas of concern. I know that bike riders in cities…

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…

Yet another email to city hall

For what it’s worth — here’s yet another in a long line of emails I’ve sent to my local city hall over the past decade (some of which I’ve featured on my blogs as well) to advocate for safe access for all. I sent this to the mayor and all city councilors. See my book, Traveling…

Bears repeating

I first published this a year and a half ago. It bears repeating as things in our country seem to have gotten worse, and I see what I oppose very clearly now. This poem is called The ABC Quick Check for a Runaway World. The ABC Quick Check is a little pre-ride bike check that we League…

If you want to become a League Cycling Instructor

I’m wrapping up my “2020 Vision” this weekend. New vision board. First-quarter 2019 goals. Daily plan for the next set of small steps forward. If you are doing something similar and aspire to become a League of American Bicyclists Cycling Instructor, you may enjoy my account of that process in a life (and a city/country)…

Opt outside

Opt Outside today, and sign up for a bike riding class in December.

Carpe diem

Hurray! My new League Cycling Instructor shirt arrived, and I like how it goes with the necklace I made with a coin I crushed on a train track while working on my latest short story, Pennies on the Tracks. And so, once, again, let’s go. Carpe diem. Seize the day. Claim your space. Take the…

Yes. Good. On we go.

This bikey thing is starting to really add up. My first year as a League Cycling Instructor, I was paid to teach seniors-on-trikes and an earn-a-bike class for youth-in-need (plus a few bike rodeos for kids). My second year, I donated these classes with proceeds from the sale of my latest book, Traveling at the…