The Invisible Bike Helmet

Take a look at this!

In seven years, two women have created the invisible bike helmet! Amazing!

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Everyone bikes!

If you’ve been following me for a while, I suppose you already know my love for bicycles.  I was fascinated when I found Pedal Power, a visual article with an amazing collection of 49 photographs depicting bicycles from around the world.

Three wheels.  Baskets.  Immobile.  Carts.  Multiple seating.

You will see it all in the gallery.  Take a look.

from Pedal Power on boston.com

Bike to Work Day!!!

Today is Bike to Work Day!

Today is an especially great day because I had been without a bike for almost  the past 2 weeks ( a flat and a need for a new brake cable).  With rainy weather that would have prevented me from biking anyway, I actually kind of got comfortable walking everywhere.  Earlier this week, though, I just assembled my new bike, and I am so happy!  I still find myself leaving much too early since I am still on walking pace time though!

DC, check in at any of these pit stops today! Enjoy fruit and get a free key chain while socializing with other neighborhood bikers!  Celebrate a day of gas-free commuting….and maybe make a habit of it!

National Bike Month

It is an understatement to say that I love biking.  No, I’m not one of those people wearing jerseys, spandex, and aerodynamic helmets.  Since middle school when my brother and I would make trips to the grocery store for my mom for a loaf of bread (and a chocolate bar), I have used it in place of walking, public transportation, and driving.  It’s a great way to travel -especially now with gas prices more expensive than ever and climate change continuing its drastic course.  So do yourself a favor and test out biking as a mode of transportation this month.

From bikeleague.org

Mark your calendars for these special biking days and find an event in your neighborhood!

National Bike to School Day (May 9)
CycloFemme, the International Day of Women’s Bicycling (May 13)
National Bike to Work Week (May 14-18)
National Bike to Work Day (May 18)
National Bike Challenge (May 1-August 31)

You can also get stats on how your city compares to others in miles of bike lanes and the number of residents who are bikers on the League of American Bicyclists website.

And why stop biking after May?  Make it a regular mode of transportation! Ryan Wood presents his 10 reasons to start biking to work.