In our second installment, Nancy shares a little secret and delights us with a few sights along the way.
Bikestation is honored to introduce one of our newest Bikestation Long Beach members, Nancy. As our guest author Nancy will be sharing with us her journey in Executive Bike Commuting. Who says you can't get a little sunshine, save a dime and get your groove on before putting on a suit to tackle the daily grind?
Biking can be fun, functional, creative and education. A "Do It Yourself" effort in the bicycle culture is evolving in new and interesting ways. Some are purely hobbies that have taken off in unexpected ways, but most are projects and places built around a combination of necessity, ingenuity and frugality that often give people new skills and new approaches to various parts of their life.
If you've been wanting to share your love of cycling with the kids but are hesitant about their safety, have questions about what age you should start bringing them along or the feasibility of the task as a whole, we've put together a few quick resources for you.
There is a lot of buzz about the success of the 2nd Annual CicLAvia which was held on 4/10/11 and it is estimated that the crowds doubled that of last October's event - and that doesn't even include the number of people who attended neighboring events and feeder rides!
We've put together a compliation of great videos and articles from the hundreds that are popping up all over the internet for you to enjoy!
Ever thought that self-powered metal thing in your garage Ė aka your bike Ė could take you around the world? Because it can! You donít have to be a world-class athlete to go from strolling through your neighbourhood to pedalling the roads of China.
It may be daunting to wrap your head around the idea of powering your own transportation, but those who have done it before call it the best way to travel. Bike travel gives you heaps of freedom, plus itís eco-friendly and a great form of exercise.
Luckily bike-travelling isnít something that youíll be figuring out on your own. There are tonnes of resources out there, so start researching! To get you going, hereís a guide to some things you need to consider:
Los Angelesí second CicLAvia will be Sunday April 10th 2011 from 10am-3pm. Itís FREE, fun, family-friendly!
CicLAvia temporarily removes cars from L.A. streets and makes the streets safe for people to walk, skate, play and ride a bike. There are activities along the route as shop owners and restaurants are encouraged to open their doors to people along the CicLAvia. It's family and grown up friendly with plenty of sporty, arts and crafty and foodie activities. CicLAvia is NOT a race. You can start wherever you want, do as much or as little as youíd like.
Need another reason to save gas and forego hopping in the car?
A new Top 100 list released by INRIX puts Los Angeles at the very top. As in the #1 Worst... Ever wonder when the absolute worst time to get on the road is around these parts? It's now been determined to be 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, according to the various GPS, traffic and accident data collected for the report by a company that wishes to sell traffic data.
The County of Los Angeles has announced the release of its 2011 Draft Bicycle Master Plan. The Plan proposes approximately 695 miles of new bikeways throughout the County. Along with the proposed bikeways, the Plan recommends various bicycle friendly policies and programs to promote bicycle ridership amongst users of all ages and skill sets within the County. Take a part in your community and add your voice to creating a more enjoyable cycling space. The deadline for submitting comments on the Draft Bicycle Master Plan is Friday, May 20th, 2011.
Ben Jervey of GOOD introduces a video piece by Politico interviewing Representative Earl Blumenauer.
"Over the course of 15 years in Congress, I have burned hundreds of thousands of calories. As I run my errands around Washington D.C., Iíve never been stuck in traffic, Iíve never had to look for a parking place, and Iíve saved thousands of dollars. Itís kind of a win-win-win, burning calories instead of fossil fuel."