Entries by John Brooking

The Benefits of Bicycle Training

I was contemplating on my bike ride home one day last week that I’ve recently completed my 13th year of bicycle commuting, and how much more confident I am about my travel now than I was, say, 10 years ago. Early Days When I started, I knew just enough to basically follow the rules of […]

Staying Safe in the Snow

I commute by bicycle year-round in Maine. When I first started, I didn’t ride in the snow, but over the years, I have challenged myself more and more until, these days, I’m willing to ride through almost anything. When you do this, one of the first things you learn is that people think you’re crazy. […]

CyclingSavvy Comes to Portsmouth

BIG NEWS!   Thanks to the generous support and effort of Commute Smart Seacost,Seacoast Area Bicycle Routes, and the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth and Kittery area bicyclists now will have an opportunity to experience CyclingSavvy, the empowering and fun cycling confidence course. Just in time for National Bike to Work Week (May 12-16), bicyclists can […]

CyclingSavvy on the Radio

Every year around this time, I am grateful that two bicycle-commuting DJs at WMPG, Portland’s community radio station, welcome me onto their shows to talk about bicycle transportation and safe riding around traffic. Gail Wartell hosts Tuesday Night Talk Radio, a discussion and call-in show, while DJ Adira and I get an early start on […]

CyclingSavvy in Southern Maine

Welcome to the Southern Maine section of Cycling Savvy! This site will provide you with the latest information on our progress in bringing this great traffic cycling curriculum to Southern Maine. You can subscribe to our local news feed and calendar and contact me. We are just about to schedule our first class, a Train […]