Tag Archives: bicycling

OK I Couldn’t Resist…

Show us what you got!   Did I mention there’s a messy-wrapped something that looks like a bike under my tree?      

20 Christmas Gifts For Cyclists

From my column at The Washington Times Communities WASHINGTON, DC, November 21, 2012- If you have a cyclist or occasional bicycle rider on your Christmas list, it may be difficult to find just the right bike-related gift.  Some of the items on this list are practical, others are fun, some are for gadget lovers, and others […]

DC, Maryland and Virginia launch the Street Smart Fall Campaign

From my column at the Washington Times Communities WASHINGTON, DC, November 16, 2012- Fall in the DC area is a beautiful time, but also a time for increased traffic-related cyclist and pedestrian injuries and fatalities.  As Daylight Savings changes to Standard Time, it is often dark by five p.m., just in time for the evening commute.  […]

November 11

Biking for Beginners: 10 Tips to Ride Your Bicycle Safely in Traffic

Riding in traffic, even slow traffic, is one of the scariest obstacles that many beginning riders have to overcome.  Thinking of being hit by a car while on your bike is enough to discourage many from even attempting to ride their bicycle in the city. When I first started riding, I had visions of myself […]

My One Word…LIBERTAD!

I saw this on MEMOW‘s page and had to share my one word for my bike: libertad! RACCONTAMI | BIKE IN ONE WORD | BFF 2012 MILANO from SAUCE PATROL on Vimeo.   What’s yours?   Back to Cycling    

Bike street signs October 24

The Bicycle Helmet: to wear or not to wear?

Debating whether helmet laws save lives or discourage cycling From my column in the Washington Times Communities WASHINGTON DC, October 24, 2012- Last month, a friend and cycling blogger sent me an article and asked me whether I wore a helmet when I rode my bicycle.  I said that I did wear a helmet, but […]

October 12

Bikeonomics: The Economics of Riding Your Bike

WASHINGTON DC, October 11, 2012–  Step out on a weekday at 8:45 am on the intersection of U and 15th streets in NorthWest DC, and there are dozens of bicycle riders on the bike lane, waiting for their dedicated traffic light to change.  Some are dressed in suits, others more casually.  Some people are riding […]

October 08

Happy Bike

I see this bike every morning when I walk my dogs- It always makes me smile:  BIKE LOVE! Related articles Cycling in Lanzarote = WIN (mrdoocycling.wordpress.com) The 5,000km bike challenge (riotousassembly.wordpress.com) The terrible tyranny of two-wheel tribal wear (bikinginla.wordpress.com) When the Bikes Ride Everywhere (adventourcaucasus.wordpress.com)

October 04

Biking For Beginners: Selecting The Right Bike

Biking For Beginners: Selecting The Right Bike If you’re thinking about taking up cycling, one of the most important decisions that you’ll make is what type of bike you get.  Many cyclists will tell you getting the right bike is everything. As I mentioned in “How my bike changed my life,” I first got a […]

September 24

Ciclovía: closing major roads on Sundays for bicycle and pedestrian traffic

From my column at the Washington Times Communities: WASHINGTON, DC, September 22, 2012 – Every Sunday from 7 am to 2 pm, 121 kilometers of main streets and thoroughfares in Bogotá, Colombia–a city of almost 8 million people–are closed to vehicular traffic to allow the city’s residents to bike, jog, roller-skate, skateboard, and stroll.  There […]