A gift to your future self

This is a senior riding a bike in the suburb-city where I live, on a main road that is one of the flattest and most direct to many places but which has either too-narrow unprotected bike lanes or none at all (on a road with a posted speed limit of 35 mph that is commonly…

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…

Free seniors-on-trikes resource

Seniors. On trikes. It’s the future, I’m telling you. After a year co-teaching a class called Silver Spokes for the City of Decatur, GA (a certified Bronze-level Bike Friendly Community), I am templating my recommendations (to include the vision and experience of the founder of this class, Tracie Sanchez, as well) for scalability to organizations…

Big ideas: trike share and chair share

Big idea #1: Adult trikes added to bikeshares all over the USA. Seniors, in particular, who used to ride bikes but may now be uncomfortable on a two-wheeler, love adult trikes and should be able to participate more fully in our cities’ expanding bike infrastructure. Also, the trikes with a basket in the back are great…

Octogenarians bowling

I got the opportunity to go to the bowling alley where my friend and I used to ride our bikes frequently when we were around twelve (when we weren’t busy eating crinkle fries while ice skating in the winter or sneaking into the outdoor pool display at Korvettes in the summer). The Friday Hopefuls senior…

Bless America

While Traveling at the Speed of Bike in the place where I grew up, I stopped at the local Village Hall (note: no bike rack) and wandered into the room where the Tuesday/Thursday Old Timers Club was meeting just in time for the singing of God Bless America. The white-haired clarinetist (not pictured) did a…

Biketober!

In honor of Biketober, I have some special offers and opportunities! (1) Traveling at the Speed of Bike: This quick-read book is yours for the unheard of price of just 99 cents for the first week of October! (Warning: it may move you in ways you don’t expect.) (2) Atlanta Bike Challenge: I’m championing a team…