Melbourne Rides Against Anti-Cycling Helmet Laws

This weekend a mass of bicyclists took to the streets of Melbourne to protest Australia’s regressive bike helmet mandate. They were, of course, riding helmet-free. The fine for doing so is an absurd $200.00 AU. Organized by the group Freestyle Cyclists, the protest ride drew immediate media local media attention, which was then magnified across the globe.… Continue reading Melbourne Rides Against Anti-Cycling Helmet Laws

Bikes In the Battle of Baltimore

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

A Collection of Creative Cycling Graphic Art

The earliest culture expression of the human race we know of was two-dimensional artwork. Painted or etched in stone, the daily realities of ancient mankind tells a great deal about who we were and where we came from tens of thousands of years before written language evolved. Seeing representations of ourselves affirms who we are, and… Continue reading A Collection of Creative Cycling Graphic Art

A New Way to Measure Cycling’s Success

While bikes are on the rise in many cities across the US and Europe, there’s a bit of alarming news lately. Thought of as the most bike-loving city in the country, Portland, OR has stagnated at only a 6% mode share for years. Even worse, a new quasi-scientific poll found that students at Portland State… Continue reading A New Way to Measure Cycling’s Success

The Fascist Automobile vs. Bicycle Rebellion

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

Bike Photography as Anecdotal Advocacy

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

Cycling In A Violent World

Words matter. Nowhere is that more evident than in the trench warfare currently being waged over the term ‘accident’ in reference to motorists killing and maiming people walking and riding their bikes. Most law enforcement agencies have begun to appreciate why this term is unacceptable, how it perpetuates a lack of accountability and a culture… Continue reading Cycling In A Violent World