Back to school month, so it’s time to organize a bike bus if you have school-aged kids. If you don’t have school-aged kids you can just celebrate the beautiful riding of early fall, with some crisp mornings and sunny days. For me fall always feels like the real new year: the time of year when I want to undertake new projects, maybe buy some new pens and notebook paper.
Reminder of September Bike Events
Sept. 22, World Car-Free Day: Know what really sets you free? A bicycle!
#30DaysOfBiking, Autumn Edition: The original organizers don’t always promote this, but 30 days hath September, as the rhyme goes. (Some of you use this one weird knuckle counting trick to work out how many days in a particular month. I use the poem.)
National Bike Challenge continues.
Civic action season: Whether or not you bike to school, take a look at whether your community truly offers safe routes to school for children walking or rolling. If not, this is a good time of year to contact elected officials and city staff (who are the ones responsible for the speed limits and street designs, not your school district, although by all means get the school board and administration lined up in support of safety improvements) and ask for change. Also a good time of year to invite a state legislator or two and other to experience those school zones personally during parent drop-off/pick-up time (maybe as part of #WeekWithoutDriving; start planning now for the national event Oct. 2-8). Encourage them to support infrastructure investments to shift more kids to active transportation and reduce some of the vehicular traffic during peak travel times.
Riding Down Memory Lane: Posts from Septembers Past
- Broken Wrist, Dang It! No Riding for a While: Sept. 1, 2022, was not my favorite day ever
- 30 Days of Biking, September 2011: The Biking Blogging Series: Includes some of the posts linked below and a lot more
- Listening to Your Legs–Or Not, As the Case May Be
- Mental Essentials for Bike Commuting: Risk and Trust
- More Mental Essentials for Bike Commuting: Friendliness and Openness
- Even More Mental Essentials for Bike Commuting: Tolerance, Humor, and Persistence
- It’s All in the Attitude
- Things I Now Do on My Bike Without Having to Think About It
- How to Get a Dropped Bike Chain Back On, Grease-Free
- What to Wear for Your Bike Commute? Clothes.
- Dear Reader, I Chicked Him
- Choosing a Bike Saddle Is like Choosing a Life Partner: An Andrea Post, Part I
- Choosing a Bike Saddle Is like Choosing a Life Partner: An Andrea Post, Part II
- Choosing a Bike Saddle Is like Choosing a Life Partner: An Andrea Post, Part III