What? Use a Bike Everyday?

Our friend, Shiloh Ballard, foreign correspondent for The New IPO, recently posted a series of stories about her trip to the Netherlands....more

Happy 234th Birthday America

Write a Bike-Ku for Bike to Work on May 21

Once you read this haiku, you'll want to two-wheel it to your nearest ice cream shop: Strawberry ice cream Is hard to carry by bike But it makes good paint ...more

Just entered. Thanks for the heads up ...more

Triathlon Training: My First Day of Lap Swimming in 15 Years

Holy macaroni... what an exciting day this Monday is already! I know it might not seem all that eventful, but for me, my first day of lap swimming again, after nearly 15 years of doing it, was incredible. ...more

People Powered Movement Photo Contest

I'm a big walker. Because of where we live, I can walk to the grocery store, drug store, post office, gym, library, doctor's office, and the BART, which will take me into San Francisco, where I can walk some more.Consequently, I was pretty excited when the Alliance for Biking and Walking asked me to spread the word about their People Powered Movement Photo Contest. ...more

Cheap, easy, and green: Get on a bicycle

Cycling has well-known health, social, and environmental benefits too, but the transportation mode's money-saving qualities may trump them all in this economy! If you're tired of paying at the pump, get a bike for nearby errands and pay quite a bit less -- or maybe even get rid of a second car or go car-free altogether for maximum savings! Some ways to get started, eco-nomically: ...more


Haven't been on a bike in at least 5 years.  Would love to start, but my ...more

The Jesus Guy Stole My Bike

 I can’t get it out of my mind. Last night I was walking my dog in my neighborhood and I noticed that the hunky guy, who mows his lawn without a shirt, sold his house and was putting the last of his stuff on the curb. For esthetic reasons, he will be sadly missed....more

Getting There

Last night was good. I took my bike out for a spin, and it was brutal...but in a good way. I love the way my legs burn as I pedal. I even conquered most of the big hill, which was much better than my original plan of walking it. I love the feeling of zipping around the path, weaving in and out of walkers, feeling the wind whistle by, and watching the pedals spin below. Plus there's something about a bike that just makes me feel "cool". I don't know why. By the time I reached the garage I was dripping with sweat and my face was flushed. OH and I felt fantastic. ...more

Please do not shout at my bicycle

Dear Concerned Citizens, Please do not shout insults or parenting advice at me as I am biking past your car on a city street with my kids in tow. Your fear for my children’s safety is truly touching. However, if you pause for a moment, you may realize that taking your own attention away from the vehicle you are driving to startle, alarm and anger the rider of the bicycle does not make my kids safer. ...more