The lost way home, guided by Google maps

Last month, on Mother’s Day, I rode with a bunch of lovely bike women in DC for the Cyclofemme ride. It was a lovely ride. The sun shone bright but it wasn’t too hot. The ride was a good 13-or-so-mile leisure-paced ride. At the end of it all, it probably would’ve made more sense for…

Cyclist Attacked on D.C. Trail For No Real Reason

I read about occasional instances where runners and cyclists along the Capital Crescent and Met Branch trails get attacked and robbed from, but this… this is just too much. Earlier this week, on his way home from work on the Met Branch Trail, a 37-year-old bicyclist reported being attacked by about 15 youths, according to…

An Overdue Ride into D.C.

The L-street cycletrack in Washington, D.C. isn’t news, but I still get excited whenever I see posts about it. Earlier this month, the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) and D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray, along with a few others, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony, celebrating the completion of the 1.1 mile cycletrack in Northwest D.C. I’m excited…

Designing Bicycle Culture from the Ground Up

Came across this TEDxZurich talk on Urbanophile, in which Mikael Colville-Andersen of Copenhagenize talks about designing versus engineering bicycle culture in cities. The general concept seems obvious, but hearing Andersen state them has a legitimizing effect to the things some of us have only thought about or held whispered conversations about. I grew up in…