Meet Darlene

Over the last couple of years, I’ve noticed an interesting trend. I run into people I know (or used to know) as I cover protests while Traveling at the Speed of Bike. Not long after, I run into the same people and this time they are suited up and showing up at city halls, capitol…

Forgiveness

I was riding Attica from here to there in the most diverse square mile in the USA the other day, where refugees-of-war carry the weight of atrocities as I pass them with my little smile and wave (sometimes returned, often not), and I saw a vacant lot blooming with violets and thought of that quote…

Exciting debut of new red bike bell

Hey, it’s the little things, right? But actually, this bike bell is fairly important (and this bike didn’t have one yet). It is etiquette to give audible signal when passing someone via bike on a shared path (or anywhere, really). That usually means either saying, “Passing on your left” or ringing a bell. I ride…

Most diverse square mile in USA

I get to spend two mornings a week for the next three months in Clarkston, Georgia — the most diverse square mile in the USA, with refugees resettled from something like 50 countries. I’ve spent lots of time there before through involvements with community gardening, food rescue delivery, literacy, and bike skills. In fact, there’s…