1. Idaho

I rolled my little Bike-O machine and chose the first state to cover as we go nationwide to find out what’s great for women riding bikes all over the USA — and I got to go (virtually) to Idaho! First stop, the League of American Bicyclists’ scoreboard (pictured). Looks like Idaho is middle of the…

Which state will be first?

Which state will be first? Stay tuned as I kick off my “What’s Great in 50 States” for women Traveling at the Speed of Bike. Note — I decided to do this because: (1) I don’t think anyone else is doing it; (2) The League of American Bicyclists (which serves as a terrific central resource…

League instructor shirt

The League of American Bicyclists occasionally makes available a specially-designed shirt for League Cycling Instructors. There’s a brief window during which you can order it, and then like months later it arrives. I previously (a year and a half ago) ordered and received their bike jersey, but except for this one photo, I just about…

Year 3: nervous, and ready

Here in the dark and quiet blank slate of a new week’s dawning, I hit the “submit” button and renewed my League of American Bicyclists membership and League Cycling Instructor (LCI) certification (40 days and nights early, rather Biblically). I then pulled out my book and re-read pages 52 (pictured) and 53, specifically about that…

New Bicycle Friendly Communities

As I was zipping down the 2-way mostly* protected bike lane (cycle track) on the south side of Atlanta’s Piedmont Park yesterday on Relay Bikeshare, I did not know that the good news was about to be announced — the City of Atlanta has finally earned official Bicycle Friendly Community certification from the League of…

Continuing education

Just five months in to 2018 and I am excited to announce that I have fulfilled my League Cycling Instructor Continuing Education recertification requirements for 2018. This year, in addition to Pedal Power with Pattie classes (which is a 1.5-to–2-hour proprietary adaptation I created of the League of American Bicyclists’ nine-hour Smart Cycling curriculum), I’ve…

Hub of information

There’s a “hub” accessible only to League Cycling Instructors (LCIs) on the League of American Bicyclist’s website, and an LCI in Denver asked if anyone was making money from teaching. I shared how I was hired by a city to teach Seniors-on-Trikes (plus other classes). The city had purchased the trikes, so I showed up and taught….

2020 vision for self-driving cars — now

Let’s say you just buried another friend from cancer, diabetes, or heart disease, and you’ve decided, that’s it, you’re gonna make small changes to take a little better care of yourself and maybe feel a little happier, too, as you’ve been feeling the weight of the world lately. You’re a retired senior who lives in…