Birmingham Bike Advocate Kathryn Doornbos

May 19, 2019,   has blogged 3983  posts

Kathryn Doornbos is the executive director of Redemptive Cycles, a non-profit organization in Birmingham, Alabama operating since 2013.  Redemptive’s mission is to “redeem the streets” by getting more people on bicycles to make Birmingham a “more connected, comfortable and livable city.” Redemptive works to achieve its goal by selling many refurbished and some new bicycles, …

New Places for Bikes ranks Madison in top 10

May 5, 2019,   has blogged 3983  posts

Like any of you who filled out a Places for Bikes Community Survey last year, today I got the email below announcing the 2019 rankings:   Dear David, The 2019 PlaceForBikes City Ratings are live! The PlacesForBikes City Ratings are designed to show cities where they stand — and provide insight into what type of investments should …

A Black Eye for Wisconsin Bicycling

December 13, 2018,   has blogged 3983  posts

Once Wisconsin was a national leader in bicycling with the most miles of trails and ranked second best state overall for bicycling by The League of American Bicyclists in their Bicycle Friendly State rating system. In the ten years that the LAB has been ranking bicycle-friendly states, Wisconsin has fallen from 2nd place to an embarrassing #25 in this year’s Bicycle …

Biking While Black

August 29, 2018,   has blogged 3983  posts

In 2010, Richmond, California got lucky when Brooklyn born Najari Smith planted roots in the Bay Area city, quickly claiming a very important role in his new community. Having given more than 1,100 bikes to Richmond’s youth and community members in the last 6 years, Najari’s vision and mission to promote a bike-centric lifestyle has …