I am riding on a two-lane road, leaving room for motorists to pass — releasing. This is a semi-rural road with a residential driveway here and there. Almost all traffic […]
About John Allen
Hi -- I am CyclingSavvy instructor John Allen.
I teach so that other people can experience the freedom which I know as a cyclist. I can show you how to do this in safety and with confidence, through the Bicycling Street Smarts booklet or in a CyclingSavvy course.
Entries by John Allen
Bicycle Portland, Maine and the surrounding area, August 25-28 (Thurs.-Sun.). Pick and choose among any or all of these events: 6-lighthouse coastal tour, lobster dinner on the beach, overnight camping […]
This article introduces the topic of circular intersections, also called traffic circles, rotaries, and roundabouts. There is a detailed description of them on Wikipedia. I hail from Massachusetts, which is […]
Ride Awesome members -- here are resources that Laurie and Marshall Cohen provided in connection with the Zoom session about bicycle touring they led on March 23. Thanks to Laurie and Marshall!
There is a video recording of the March meeting.
Here are the links to the documents which Marshal...
This post is for Ride Awesome Members.
For years, the American Bicycling Education Association has used words and pictures to show how bicyclists can avoid truck-bicycle crashes. Sometime in 2019, CyclingSavvy Instructor John Schubert suggested that we […]
A previous Savvy Cyclist post describes bicycle gearing, and how to accelerate. This post gets to how your legs can produce power for a day’s ride without getting sore – […]
The American Bicycling Education Association is pleased to announce that we’ll be at the Philly Bike Expo. So mark your calendars! Founded in 2010 by Bilenky Cycle Works, the Philly Bike Expo […]
Could you make friends with the driver of a big rig that comes up behind you on a shoulderless two-lane highway, uphill, with oncoming traffic? Well yes, CyclingSavvy graduate Ian Whiting did. One of his control and release strategies is like nothing I had seen before, and it works.
CyclingSavvy spring courses are happening. Classroom sessions are being held online. On-bike sessions with Covid precautions are ramping up too.
Major Taylor redefined bicycle racing — and suffered unspeakable prejudice, innumerable indignities, and even death threats while doing so.