Senior life

A six-minute bike ride from my home is an adorable indie coffee shop that hosts a monthly book reading called A Novel Life. I’ve made it a habit to go (even though I don’t particularly like to go out at night) as the folks running it are local author friends of mine, and the folks…

Hey, there!

Robyn Elliott, the astounding owner of Bicycle Tours of Atlanta (the #1 Outdoor Activity in Atlanta, according to Trip Advisor), took this photo of me last week when we were Traveling at the Speed of Bike together. And now, hey, there I am, on the About Us page of her company’s website! I’ve been rolling…

Mobility aids for seniors

Here are some mobility aids for seniors that I’ve seen in use while Traveling at the Speed of Bike. My guess is that we are going to see some amazing additions to the movement to help seniors keep moving in the years to come. (See my Bonus Resources for how to teach a seniors-on-trikes course…

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…

What access-for-all looks like

This is what safe-access-for-all looks like. This woman told me that she has trouble walking and this folding e-trike is her mobility device. The protected bike lane, which connects to both Piedmont Park and the Atlanta Beltline (and beyond), makes the city accessible. (And I love how she scans over her shoulder for the approaching…

Classes for those on trikes and bikes

I was pleasantly surprised to discover that the City of Decatur, Georgia’s Active Living Department chose to use this photo of mine in its latest playbook of class offerings to promote the Silver Spokes seniors-on-trikes class that I co-taught last year. I am thrilled to hear that class is continuing. Seniors-on-trikes is very close to my…

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….

Seniors-on-trikes recommendations!

I taught seniors on trikes this entire past year. You may want to consider offering this empowering, transformative, and fun course to seniors in your city as well. Perhaps my attached document would be helpful to you. (Note: I don’t specifically identify what trikes to get — I strongly recommend you work with a local…