How #30DaysOfBiking Rolled in 2024

Research tells us that when we commit out loud in some way we’re more likely to follow through with whatever it is we’re trying to change. That’s certainly been true for me with bike challenges. Adding something like a blogging…Continue Reading

Earth Day Market Ride 2024

What a gorgeous day for the annual event! Unlike last year’s somewhat gray day, this year we got blue skies, sunshine, and warming temperatures. I kept up my streak for #30DaysOfBiking, which is rolling along nicely. People of all shapes…Continue Reading

Image of a penny farthing bicycle (the kind with the giant front wheel and tiny back wheel) against a blue sky with the words Hello January! above it in a typeface that resembles the shapes of a penny farthing.

Riding Down Memory Lane: January

Some blog posts are evergreen, some a flashback to events I haven’t thought about in quite a while. Rolling back through the archives, month by month, yields this round-up of posts written in Januaries past. This isn’t every last January…Continue Reading

In 2011 when Mary Gersemalina created coffeeneuring as a mash-up of the words “coffee” and “randonneuring” I jumped at it. That came along during what I might think of as my “peak challenge” period. I had founded Bike to Work…Continue Reading

In foreground, sitting on a wooden table-top in soft lighting, white coffee cup with drawing of a turquoise upright bicycle and the words "Life is a beautiful ride". Background soft focus of kitchen with appliances.

#Coffeeneuring Is Rolling!

My very very favorite bike challenge starts today, Oct. 7, and runs through Nov. 20. It combines two of my favorite things to do: ride my bike and drink coffee (or some other fall-appropriate beverage). Mary Gersemalina created coffeeneuring 13…Continue Reading

Photo of 2 smiling people on a paved trail. At right, a young white man with long blond-brown dreadlocks wearing a bandana on his head and sitting in a sip and puff power wheelchair. At left, a white woman wearing glasses, a bike helmet, and a fblow, black, and white flowered top.

Wheeling Sea to Sound

I first met Ian Mackay when he made an amazing north to south trip through Washington state. I followed his growing presence as a national voice for more accessible trails and connections for rolling. He then made another cross-state journey…Continue Reading

Drawing of a person on a bicycle, with their body rendered in stars and stripes like the US flag. The head is blue with white stars, body red and white stripes.

Riding Down Memory Lane: July

A wonderful month for riding, whether you head out early to avoid the heat of midday, bike to the local pool (what is this, a triathlon?) or ride down Main Street in a local parade. If you’re a fan of…Continue Reading

Riding Down Memory Lane: June

Reminder of June Bike Events Who needs an event to coax you into riding in June? I mean, beautiful spring days heading toward summer, flowers blooming, birds singing, frogs peeping are all “on offer” (as the bike race commentators like…Continue Reading

Biking in Olympia: Earth Day Market Ride

On a slightly chilly, kinda grey, but not yet officially rainy Saturday morning, over two dozen riders trickled into the parking lot at Roosevelt Elementary. We were assembling at one of the starting points for Olympia’s annual Earth Day Market…Continue Reading

Riding Down Memory Lane: March

Every month this year I plan to share links to older posts written in that particular month, along with a reminder of that month’s bike events in case you want to participate. Always check in with any local or statewide…Continue Reading