Earlier this month the LA Times reported dozens of luxury cars were torched in Berlin by a group calling itself the Social Democratic People’s Bicycle Commando. Clearly this sort of over-the-top name was meant to be cheeky, but their tactics were quite serious. The Bike Commandos claimed they “wanted to remove the windows from the luxury cars and scrap them… Continue reading Where Would George Hayduke Bike?
For wanting to ban cars – even from just dense city centers – I’ve been called an extremist. Of course, I’ve been called a number of things with little basis in fact. Studying cities going back thousands of years, it’s impossible to ignore the damage cars have done to our lives. We can go farther, faster, but at the loss of… Continue reading 36 Collision GIFs to Make the Car Lobby Cringe
Last week saw much civil and not so civil unrest across the nation as May Day 2015 served the duel role of being an International Workers Holiday and mass protest against the lethal police brutality that prompted Baltimore to riot just days prior. Contrary to corporate news narratives, America has a history rich in riots, uprisings,… Continue reading Bikes In the Battle of Baltimore
For months I haven’t had a hostile altercation with a motorist while riding my 12-speed. It’s uncanny. In the war between bikes and cars, this cycling soldier hasn’t seen much action. Nor have I heard many tales of defying death from my bicycling comrades of late. Granted, winter has just ended. Warm weather means more… Continue reading The Fascist Automobile vs. Bicycle Rebellion
Often it feels like talking about why bikes are good and why people should ride them more is either choiring to the preacher or having an argument with a fictional cycle-hater that lives in the back of your head. You know they’re there. We’re all evangelicals knocking on doors asking if our neighbors have found… Continue reading Bike Photography as Anecdotal Advocacy
There’ve been healthy volumes of words penned regarding how fewer women ride bicycles in the U.S. than do men. Strive as many might to be gender-inclusive in the perennially male-dominated multiverse of cycling, women comprise a minority fraction of the bicycling public. The theories hypothesized for this disparity are myriad. Regardless, the number of women riding… Continue reading 94 Women, 99 Bicycles