Entries by Mighk Wilson

Another Brick in the Wall

Here at The Savvy Cyclist we prefer to stay away from political matters and stick with the practical. Don’t we all get way too much politics in our lives as it is? A basic appeal of cycling is how it can free us – at least for a while – from the frustrations of everyday […]

Sidewalk Strife

Leave the roadway, and you leave some important rights behind. I work for MetroPlan Orlando, Central Florida’s regional transportation planning agency. Each morning when I get to my desk, I log in to a statewide database of traffic crashes and review the latest pedestrian and bicyclist crashes uploaded for our area. This system allows me to […]

Getting Savvy in The City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection

The American Bicycling Education Association is pleased to announce our presence at the Philly Bike Expo, November 4th and 5th, in the Pennsylvania Convention Center! Founded in 2010 by Bilenky Cycle Works, the Expo promotes “the fun, function, fitness and freedom to be found on two wheels.” The event creates an environment that fosters relationships between the […]

Florida Department of Transportation Gets Savvy

When it comes to bicycling, so often we hear complaints about what transportation departments get wrong. I thought it was about time for a good news story. In a fantastic turn of events, DeWayne Carver was appointed in 2013 as Florida’s Statewide Bicycle & Pedestrian Coordinator. Why was this such a big deal? Prior to […]

CyclingSavvy & ABEA Conspicuous (& Relevant) in The Wall Street Journal

“Yessss! Nailed it!” Passing strangers at the Minneapolis airport last Monday were probably a bit amused at my enthusiasm. I’d just gotten off the phone with a Wall Street Journal reporter. We talked about cyclist conspicuity. (Some of us get excited about such things.) Here’s her story, published today in The Wall Street Journal Online. American Bicycling […]

Introducing The Savvy Cyclist

by Mighk Wilson Savvy (SAV-ee): adjective — 1. experienced, knowledgeable, and well-informed; shrewd Solid, practical advice about bicycling. That’s what you want, right? Of course you do, and that’s why we’re here. American Bicycling Education Association (ABEA) is the organization behind the CyclingSavvy course, and we’re all about making bicycling accessible, enjoyable and as safe as […]