Tuesday, May 28, 2013

On The Road: Highlands, North Carolina

IMG_1416 IMG_1423 Credit goes to my sharp-eyed wife for spotting Re:Dress Upcycled Style at the Bascom in Highlands, North Carolina. Couturier Nancy Judd of Recycle Runway turns trash into unique dresses. This one she calls Tireless Couture. Its dots cut from bicycle inner tubes add a layer of cycling advocacy to the reduce, reuse,recycle ethic. The dresses will be on display through August 18 and are yet another good reason to visit Highlands this summer.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Heels On Wheels May Ride

IMG_1402 IMG_1404 IMG_1393 IMG_1391 IMG_1390 IMG_1327 Please follow this link to more images on Facebook.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Heels On Wheels Saturday

DSC_0298 DSC_0387 DSC_0355 DSC_0356 As May draws to a close, the Heels On Wheels ride promises to put a memorable exclamation point on our month of All Things Bike. First, it coincides with day one of the Decatur Arts Festival. Second, Amber Raley has declared it a 'Sadie Hawkins' date:
Ladies are invited to bring along a friend, date, children, or pet! All should bring sunscreen and a sweater because of the forecasted early chill and sunny skies. Third, there will be coffee and pastries at Houndstooth Road, where proprietor and guest blogger Jae Schmidt has returned from a cycle-centric, April tour of England. These images from The London Tweed Run are his.
RSVP on facebook.

Monday, May 20, 2013

The Great Atlanta Bicycle Parade

IMG_0976 IMG_0981 IMG_1023 IMG_1065 IMG_0978 IMG_0983 IMG_1072 IMG_0974 IMG_1011 Threat of thunderstorms failed to dampen the thousands of spirits who claimed Peachtree Street for Sunday afternoon amusements. The complete collection is here on Facebook. Thank you, Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, and partners for giving us a marvelous stage.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Streets Alive Sunday

IMG_0464 IMG_8964 Sunday afternoon between the hours of two and six, Peachtree Street will belong to the people. Check out the map of this urban carnival, which gets a rolling start from The Great Atlanta Bicycle Parade. Line up will take place at 1:30 on the Ellis Street corner (MARTA, Ritz-Carlton). See you there!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Save The Date: Sunday

IMG_9894 IMG_9887 Twenty slides times twenty seconds equals Pecha Kucha. "The art of concise presentations" returns to Atlanta this Sunday night at the Westside Octane. Leslie Caceda's topic will be Atlanta Streets Alive. For the complete roster, look here. While we start at 20:20, please expect a crowded house.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Cycling In Amsterdam

IMG_8281 IMG_8538 IMG_8356 IMG_8340 IMG_8345 IMG_8540 IMG_8347 IMG_8456 Watching Parisian cyclists ride between the traffic lanes put an end to my VĂ©lib’ aspirations. Paranoia would have trumped any pleasure I might have taken in the excursion, yet people seemed respectful of one another. It was even more so in the crowded, narrow streets and fietspaden of Amsterdam. Our three foot law might provoke polite chuckling among people who must share such confined spaces where mere inches are the normal buffer. For my part, the first few minutes were spent following others, but once assimilated, I felt the sort of carefree confidence that cyclists in Savannah know. Amsterdam is one happy place. Couples ride together, holding hands. Cargo racks support groceries, friends and children. Motorists are courteous, perhaps because they, too, ride. In three days of wandering on foot, by bike and tram, we witnessed nary an angry outburst nor collision. Complete Streets is a worthy goal and I salute the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition and others who are working to achieve safety through diversity here.

Friday, May 3, 2013

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