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Energy Is Real

The driver's anger poisoned the energy of the other drivers on the road. Everyone started honking.
decoding black arts, like using trailers and savvy cycling

A Little Instruction Really Changes Things

I figured that with a couple of short sessions, Jenn would gain confidence in her ability to navigate in tighter quarters than she had thought herself able to manage before.
savvy cyclists co-exist with ease

The Special Mode

Ultimately, whatever type of accommodation is provided along our roads, cyclists will need to understand the true causes of crashes and the best strategies for avoiding them. Neither the causes nor the strategies are common knowledge, and they sometimes run contrary to popular belief. That's why cyclist education is essential.
Jeff Viscount describes how to safely ride on a busy road

Introducing The Nation's New CSIs

He realized that biking was about so much more than the bike. His research led him to savvy cycling, as a way to restore kindness and civility to everyday human encounters.
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Commuting Perceptions & Reality

I've often wondered: Why don't more employees bike to work? I've come to believe that perceptions — of safety, time, and appearances — keep people off their bikes.
William Phelps Eno honorary driver's license issued in 1912

William Phelps Eno, My Hero

When you go out today — reasonably certain of being able to get where you want to go without incident — thank this man. He had something to do with your safe travels, even though you’ve probably never heard of him.
cycling in winter with daytime lighting

Daytime Lights: Magic Bullet Or Not?

Should you be using daytime running lights? The answer is, uh, maybe. But they are usually not necessary, and they don’t fix some mistakes.
men riding bikes on sidewalk and on road

The Cyclist's Dilemma

The paradox is that while it appears cyclists give up independence by accepting and responding to the principles of traffic, they actually gain freedom of travel.
Motorists don't drive in the door zone, why would you?

Navigating Snowy Streets

If I had any inclination to ride close to the parked cars — which of course, being a savvy cyclist, I didn't — the snow would have prevented me. In effect, the snow is creating a very effective door zone buffer!
cap says "Make America Fun Again" with bikes

E-Bikes: Education, Training & The Law

Cyclists using e-bikes need to know how they and their bikes work together, especially under high-speed, emergency and/or adverse conditions. As Clint Eastwood said in the movie Magnum Force, “A man’s got to know his limitations.” Therefore, the faster you intend to go, the more skill and training you need.