When you fly somewhere, do you ever wish you could just ride from the airport to your destination? Forget Uber (or rental car/public transit/hotel shuttle). Hop on your bike and go! In the last year I’ve ridden in or out of Houston Hobby, LaGuardia, Washington Reagan, LAX and Boise. My colleague Gary Cziko met me […]
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Within a few short hours, a man who hasn’t been on a bicycle since he was a child rides with ease on one of America’s ridiculously auto-centric bridges. How is this possible? It happens because of how events unfold in a CyclingSavvy workshop. Once we bust myths and bring our participants’ bike handling skills up […]
My bank is on the corner of a major St. Louis intersection. Before I started using a marvelous CyclingSavvy strategy, I dreaded going to this bank. If I rode, I added at least half a mile to my trip to avoid biking on the major arterial road on which the bank sits. 🙁 If I […]
Madonna, bless us! I’m not Catholic, but I’m white-on-rice for blessings. Favorite bumper sticker: Bless everyone, no exceptions. The Savvy Cyclist launches today on a weekly publication schedule. We’ll take all the blessings we can get. We’ve never done anything like this. It feels scary and exciting at the same time, like a big commitment. […]
I hope you’re reading this because you’re thinking about taking a CyclingSavvy class. Or perhaps you’re considering the online course, because workshops aren’t yet available where you live. Ideally you’re thinking: Who are these people? Why should I trust them? What makes CyclingSavvy worth my time? A peek into Boot Camp will answer your questions. I […]
Bike Stop Cafe Brings CyclingSavvy to St. Charles! Discover how easy it is to safely share our public roadways at the funky and hip Bike Stop Cafe in St. Charles. Truth & Techniques of Traffic Cycling will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, January 22, 2014, at the cafe, which is located […]
This was in my “In” box this morning: “Cycling Savvy is a truly empowering experience,” wrote Mark Barnett, who participated in last weekend’s St. Louis CyclingSavvy workshop. “The effective classroom session provides students with the right information and motivation to take on the ‘big roads.’ A classmate and I changed our habits that very evening […]
CyclingSavvy grew stronger with this weekend’s training in St. Louis of a new group of instructors. Meet our new CSIs.
Both Ann and I recognized that while we had plenty of people in town working on infrastructure and trails, our city’s meager offerings for bicycle education were—let’s face it—pedantic and dull. “But there’s this program in Florida, Ann, that’s worth looking at,” I said.