Seat and pedals, handlebars, handlebars

I came upon this cute scene while Traveling at the Speed of Bike today and was reminded of the version of that Mommy-and-Me classic Head and Shoulders, Knees and Toes that I made up to teach our Earn-a-Bike students last year, as well as to the little boy who came with his nanny to my…

Summer classes announced

I’ve announced my free “Pedal Power with Pattie” classes for the summer. I’ve chosen to only offer classes that have easy access to bikeshare. One of the upcoming classes is in a metro-Atlanta city named Alpharetta, and the other three are in the City of Atlanta just 15 minutes away via train from where I…

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…

Alpharetta

Unbeknownst to me, my 82-year-old mom purchased and generously donated a copy of my book, Traveling at the Speed of Bike to her local library in the booming metro-Atlanta suburb-city of Alpharetta, Georgia. I believe the intention was to make it available for her fellow citizens as that city is embarking on an ambitious bike-friendly network…

Meet Christina

When I offered to teach a Bike AT Work Day class for women at noon on Bike TO Work Day, and “Kip the Concierge Extraordinaire from Colony Square” (a Midtown Atlanta live/work/play development two blocks from Piedmont Park) offered to promote it, I imagined office workers taking a lunchtime break to learn a few bike skills around the…

Next free class

Not quite comfortable biking to work? No problem! Right on the heels of hearing from my recent students that they are out and about riding, including to Bike to School Day today as part of National Bike Month, I’m excited to share the announcement that the hip Midtown Atlanta development Colony Square just put out…

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…

Meet Aimee

Meet Aimee. She is a married mom of two children who lives in the City of Atlanta. She found me on the Internet and emailed me to ask if I would teach her how to ride a bike. She said she never learned and was absolutely terrified but wanted to ride with her husband and…