Bike to Work Philosophy

Snowcabulary

Riding a bike to work in the winter is a remarkable thing…as in people go out of their way to remark on it. “Did you ride today?!!” “Is it cold enough for you?” “You are insane and you frighten me.” I’ve written before about the joys of riding in winter, but I’ve changed my mind […]

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Celebrating people
Bike to Work Philosophy

YOU DID IT!

I’ve ridden pretty much every day for over 11 years; it happens without my even thinking about it. Perhaps you’re in the same boat…and that’s a shame. Because when you do think about, it riding a bike to work is really remarkable! Tens of millions of Americans say that they want to get up in […]

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woman on a bike
Getting Started

Bike to Work This Summer

Today is Memorial Day—the official, unofficial start to summer. It is also the perfect day to execute on your latent desire to begin biking to work. We most often think about habits and resolutions in January, but when it comes to creating a bike commuting habit, summer rules because:

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Bicycle touring
Bike to Work Philosophy

You Ride To Work…What’s Next?

A few years ago, I did the maths and realized that I had ridden my bike the equivalent of all the way around the world at the equator. The realization was kind of sad…all that way and yet I had only gone back and forth from my home to the office. In this guest post, […]

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Picture of an amazing sunrise
Bike to Work for Quality of Life
Bike to Work Philosophy

Why I Ride Now

It’s been about ten months since I last posted to this blog. I had run out of things to say and, frankly, I thought I was done; but this morning’s commute changed my mind. What was special about today’s commute? I’m working from home. My bedroom is upstairs and my desk is downstairs, but I […]

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Bike to Work for Quality of Life
Bike to Work Philosophy

My Beautiful Commute

May 12-16 is Bike to Work Week and you will undoubtedly have many opportunities to read about the health and monetary benefits of riding a bike to work. Those articles will be informative and enjoyable and I encourage you to read them. My Bike to Work Week post, however, will have no practical value. Springtime […]

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An Amish buggy and a car wait at a red light.
Bike to Work Philosophy
Getting Started

Three Reasons You Should Be Comfortable Taking the Lane

Recently our family took a road trip from Utah to points East. Along the way from Hershey, Pennsylvania to Washington, D.C. we took a detour to Lancaster County to see “Amish Country.” Rolling hills: check. Large families tending well-kept farms: check. Horse drawn buggies: check. Other people looking at Amish Country: check. Interestingly, we (and […]

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A car runs on money and makes you fat, a bike runs on fat and saves you money
Bike to Work for Quality of Life
Going Car Free

Three Reasons You Should Have and Use a Bike

Yesterday on a train, I was asked to take yet another survey on transportation and transit. I take every survey that comes my way because I have strong opinions on the subject, but for the last year and a half or so, I have been embarrassed about my answer to one of the questions: how […]

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Small child on a fast motorcycle
Bike to Work for Health

Speed Kills

I just saw another of those studies that answers a question us non-Ph.D types wouldn’t bother asking. In this case the question was, “Are higher speeds more dangerous?” The scientifically-validated answer: yes. No one should be surprised that that higher vehicle speeds lead to more deaths as well as more crashes in general. But what […]

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Picture of sunrise
Bike to Work Tips

Morning Warning

I love riding in the morning; the air is cool, the wind is still, the birds are singing, and promise of a new day colors my view. But morning is, in my opinion, the absolute most dangerous time of day to ride, and I was reminded of this by an recent awful accident. Please take […]

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