Bike Hugger – 6/4/13
Published in 1896, Bicycle Reparing is a manual that addressed the “obvious need of practical information in regard to approved methods of Bicycle repairing.” The manual includes tips on stands, how to hold a bike, and forging. The wheel is covered of course, as are keeping shop accounts and what to charge.
Asheville – Where Weird Meets the Road
Bike Commuters – 6/3/13
Shamefully, I must admit that my mainland geography knowledge is limited and underwhelming… a few months ago I was convinced that Asheville was actually Nashville but mispronounced, in a whole other state called “Tennessee”. Now I find myself in the midst of a quasi-Berkeley, CA in North Carolina. Complete with weirdos on tall bikes, organic farmer’s markets, and – as my local friend says – a strong whiff of patchouli in the air.
Bike use continues to grow—fastest among communities of color
Bicycle Retailer – 5/30/13
A first-of-its-kind report titled “The New Majority: Pedaling Towards Equity” shows that more women, youth, and minorities are getting on their bikes. The study released by the League of American Bicyclists and the Sierra Club also reports that people of color are playing a key role in shifting transportation demand toward safer, more equitable and more accessible bicycling in their communities.