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William Phelps Eno honorary driver's license issued in 1912

William Phelps Eno, My Hero

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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?

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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

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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.
cap says "Make America Fun Again" with bikes

E-Bikes: Education, Training & The Law

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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.
e-cargo bike instead of car

Everyone's A Racer Now

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Four days after returning to St. Louis, I walked into my local e-bike dealer with my credit card ready. My husband and I didn't own a cargo bike. After riding my sister’s electric cargo bike in Nashville, I wanted to see for myself if an e-cargo bike could truly replace car trips.
Shannon and her car

Savvy E-Biking To A Car-Free Future

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E-bikes aren't replacements for bikes. They replace cars. They can move you across town, and over steep hills, at higher speeds with less effort while still offering clean, low-cost transportation. But there’s a catch many people don’t realize.
A savvy cyclist negotiates a complex intersection in Helena, MT.

The Cycle of Habit and the Habit of Cycling

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Rather than tell millions of others to change their habits in an environment that discourages them from doing so, what if we changed our cycling strategies to take advantage of the habits drivers already have?
man and touring bike with ocean backdrop

Palpable and Priceless

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I credit CyclingSavvy courses for giving me the confidence to safely navigate urban, suburban and rural country roads. Without their incredibly helpful instructors, cycling and my streak would never become something I look forward to each day and each mile.
5 women stand next to a man holding a boy on street corner Amoco sign in background

The Day CyclingSavvy Saved My Life

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I took several deep breaths and attempted to compose myself. My understanding of traffic patterns, bicycle handling skills, and brakes in good working order had just saved my life.
On Giving Tuesday, we appreciate your gift to the ABEA!

On Giving Tuesday, ABEA Gives Joy

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Until I had attended your course, I thought I knew everything I needed to know on how to safely ride my bicycle. Your course is really amazing in that it changes old ways of bicycle riding thinking and opens a rider’s eyes to new and safer ways on how you should be cycling, as well as expanding your travels to other areas around town.