Urban bicycling has been at the center of several conversations over the past few weeks. As a lover of cycling, but only occasional cyclist, I have participated in each of these conversations with great interest. Part of my fantasy life includes regular biking to work and to do errands. My reality, however, is 35,000 miles added to my odometer each year because of my suburban New Jersey, working mother of 4 existence. Don’t get me wrong. I cherish the time I spend in the car with my kids, listening to their latest iTunes downloads, sharing a laugh over “Wait, W...more
May's the month to combine business with pleasure -- that is, the business of work and the pleasure of bike riding. May is National Bike Month, and May 15 is Bike to Work Day this year -- so depending on how bike-friendly your town is, cycling celebrations will happen for a day, a week, or throughout May -- with fun events, rides, and giveaways happening for green commuters.