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Bike Parties: Biking for the Fun People!
June 13, 2015 - Bike Party -- a new way to make friends and explore a city by Jeff Potter (photo by R. Frith) More people are biking nowadays, and they're having more fun at it. Lansing is joining in. The focus point for the most bike fun in our city these days is the Lansing Bike Party (LBP), a loose-knit group that meets Fridays then he...  > Read Article

Lansing Bike Party: Spring Fling & More ... Much More!
October 24, 2014 - (BUMP FROM MAY) Yesterday's "Lansing Bike Party" ride had more going on than you could shake a stick at. More layers than a cake! It had everything I love about bike socializing. What I love, in a nutshell, is how bikes help us connect so many things together. It's almost boggling. It goes way beyond the bike. As one thing leads ...  > Read Article

Radical Humanizing of Cities: Solving the Car Problem?
May 17, 2014 - This is a perennially cool topic. I used to be involved with book publishing for all areas of engineering. One aspect that we never touched on, nor did I notice any publishing about, was the History of Engineering or the Social Critique of Engineering. Politics never got into the Civil Engineering textbooks that I saw. In our...  > Read Article

Lansing Bike Party 2014: Stepping Up!
April 28, 2014 - This season will see an even more supercharged Lansing Bike Party rockin' the streets. Ya know, of course, that Party Rides are sweeping the nation and changing and uplifting our cities, right? They are! Detroit and Grand Rapids are sporting BIG free fun rides. Lansing is next! So, lots of changes, news and additions... ...  > Read Article

Season Opener: Detroit's Slow Roll & Nor-Am Bike Expo
March 31, 2014 - The season opener is NOT all about baseball. I like bikes so the season opener is when it's warm enough for me to go out riding free as a jaybird. A posse of four of us folding bike riders piled into a small vehicle (bikes folded) and drove from Lansing to Detroit last Sunday for the season's first Slow Roll. It's usually hel...  > Read Article

Lansing Bike Party ... What It's About
September 19, 2013 - [bump from 6/8] It's a Bike Party! We mostly organize it on Facebook, but not everyone is "on" that, so here's a regular web overview. We're creating public/social space in Lansing! We go on fun group rides here'n'there around Lansing. You can suggest something! Announce a ride! (It's *your* scene and this is a home-base...  > Read Article

Lansing Bike Culture in Full Swing!
September 18, 2013 - [bump from 6/7] We're trying to do something here in Lansing. The rural areas have long been well organized in terms of group rides. The city hasn't had much. Each year we have a bright-point with a cause-ride, "Ride of Silence," but otherwise it's been quiet. Until recently. We've also hosted a Friday Bike Party for a few yea...  > Read Article

New Old Citybike for Me! ...Raleigh Superbe, 23" ...Yeah!
June 16, 2013 - I'm excited. I just bought a yard sale Raleigh Superbe, 23", green. Totally rusty, rotted and dirty. Any hope? We'll see! I love that green. Fingers crossed! The guy actually asked $20. It was in a pile of dead Huffys. I paid. I didn't have a ten on me to negotiate. It has the locking fork! I wanna get it working! I wonder ...  > Read Article

Momentum Mag: Rockin' the Bike
May 06, 2013 - The new issue of Mo Mag is supposedly their Buyer's Guide but it's also jampacked with Bike Culture and reports on Safe Streets politics. It's awesome. They have a fairly long profile of Mark Gorton, a multi-talented biz whiz who's behind a lot of NYC's recent safe streets projects. It's inspiring. Lots of good quotes that seemed ...  > Read Article | Go to Website

1st Mackinac Island Bike Culture story in US Bike Media! ...courtesy OYB!
February 01, 2013 - I just got 2 stories in the new issue of "Bicycle Times"! The main news item would be that one of the stories is the first profile of Mackinac Island bike culture in a US bike mag! Man, it's satisfying to paying my props to my roots! It's been a long time coming. But I've tried quite a bit over the years. And I've posted...  > Read Article | Go to Website

Team OYB does LA Bike Culture
December 16, 2012 - So last week I visited L.A. to help our aunt and uncle with a buncha chores. They're getting on in years but are making the best of it. Their priorities are going out for a nice lunch a couple times a week then going to hear music at the 11am old-folks show at Disney Hall. When I visit I drive and we step it up to daily lunch ou...  > Read Article

More Bikes of Mackinac
September 05, 2012 - We visited Mackinac Island this summer. I'm a big fan of the bike culture there. No cars allowed. I worked there once and then lived in Breckenridge, CO, with a posse of Islanders. Some good old time pals live there or worked there. Anyway, the dock porters who haul luggage to and from the ferry docks haul the heaviest loads of...  > Read Article

Team OYB at Detroit Critical Mass & Vintage Bike Fest!
July 04, 2012 - Last Saturday was the annual Americane' Vintage Track & Road Bike Festival at Bloomer Park, Rochester Hills, near Detroit, MI. The evening before was the Detroit Critical Mass. I was lucky enough to attend both for the first time! The Vintage Fest was combined with the state track TT champs which started near the end of th...  > Read Article

Commuting: a Funny, Thoughtful, Macro/Micro Book on It
May 05, 2012 - It's not just about the bike. In the Bike Snob's second book he does better than in his debut book, I think, because here he really knows what he's talking about. I'm a ways into it and I've also hopped around in it quite a bit. Offhand it seems far better than his first. He knows commuting and that's what he's covering here, w...  > Read Article | Go to Website

"Lovely Bike": A Gal's Thoughts on Citybikes
November 18, 2010 - The ladies' point of view of cycling doesn't get much coverage. I don't mean the burgeoning "hip chicks on bikes" snapshot blogs -- fine as they are. I mean the thought, experience, testing and druthers of a gal. I really like finding that. So here's a gal who shares citybike ideas and experience. Lots of rigorous bike and produ...  > Read Article | Go to Website

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