Yes, Portland IS Awesome for Bikes: A Blogspedition

As I know all too well from living in a city that achieved the Bronze level Bike-Friendly Community designation from the League of American Bicyclists (Spokane), moving to a Gold level BFC (Seattle), and living in the nation’s #1 Bike-Friendly…Continue Reading

Madeleine Carson, Seattle, WA, at the waterfront with her kids and bike, holding a kid's bike overhead.

On a Roll with Madeleine Carlson, Seattle

“On a Roll with” profiles women who ride from around Washington to demonstrate and celebrate the diversity of bikes, routes, gear, clothing, ages and stages of your cycling sisters. If you’d like to share your story here or want to suggest someone,…Continue Reading

First Impressions of Seattle Biking

My bike experience in Seattle is all of 53 hours in duration, following a cross-state move and coinciding with the first few days in a new job, so consider this a series of blurred snapshots—about like what I’m able to…Continue Reading

Another excerpt from The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine (Volume 54, May-October 1897), “Dangers and Benefits of the Bicycle” by A.L. Benedict, MD (who apparently had quite the fondness for incredibly long paragraphs) EFFECTS ON CLOTHING AND MORALS. The bicycle seems destined to effect…Continue Reading

On a Roll with Sue Hinz, Pullman

The “On a Roll with” series started with women in Spokane since the blog focused on biking in Spokane. Now that I have a statewide role at the Bicycle Alliance of Washington I’m expanding the geography to feature women from…Continue Reading

Old illustration of a woman on a bike wearing a full-skirted dress

After the post with a round-up of links to the connections between women and biking, I thought you might enjoy a taste of the writing of those long-ago days. Here’s an excerpt from The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine (Volume 54, May-October 1897),…Continue Reading

The Bicycle and Women’s Independence

I’ve written about how riding a bike gives me a sense of freedom and independence. In celebration of the Fourth of July, here’s a round-up of items on the historical links among women, biking, and independence. First up, a video…Continue Reading