4. Alabama

I didn’t roll my little Bike-O machine to pick the next state this time because I discovered Megabus goes from Atlanta to Birmingham and I want to try out its bikeshare there (plus tour some Civil Rights historic sites, which would be helpful in my job as a bike tour guide in Atlanta), so Alabama…

3. Texas

Deep in the heart of Texas there are some good things happening for women on bikes, and a lot of room for growth. The state ranks 25th in the USA by the League of American Bicyclists. It has ten certified Bicycle Friendly Communities but only one beyond the Bronze level (Austin, which is Gold). Throughout…

Free class for everyone

I changed my mind. Instead of offering a free online class to one woman in every U.S. state, I decided to give it to everyone (right in the comfort of your home). So, here goes — settle in with a snack and click the video above. It’s a 30-minute version of my proprietary two-hour “Pedal…

Spilling open

Poems happen a lot when I’m Traveling at the Speed of Bike. This one, inspired by a magnolia spilling its seeds, is one of six poems in my book. You can find it on page 139 in the print edition, available on Amazon in all global markets*. Other poems are named ABC Quick Check; Dear Girl; The Gutter…

3rd in the series

See previous featured states here. Tap back in soon to see what’s great for women in Texas.

2. Illinois

   Illinois scores a couple of states higher in the League of American Bicyclists’ Bike-Friendly America standings than my featured state last week, Idaho. With nineteen Bicycle-Friendly Communities, twenty one Bicycle Friendly Businesses and nine Bicycle Friendly Universities, Illinois scatters the goods across the state. A detail from Gold-level Urbana jumped out at me —…

2nd in the series

See the first state here, and tap back in soon for my deep-dive into this one!

The female gaze

Lately, I’m heartened to hear that something called “the female gaze” is gaining more notoriety. This represents an increased focus on the unique artistic point of view of women in our society, and frankly, just means a woman created it. So any woman creating any art brings the female gaze to her work. If you can…