Month: May 2011

Rapt Cycling Advocacy

Saturday came and went with no rapture to speak of. If you were aware of Harold Camping’s prediction, you fell into one of three broad categories: People completely convinced the rapture would happen, and bewildered when it didn’t, People who didn’t really expect the rapture but passed Saturday with your fingers crossed, hoping for the…

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Bike to Work and/or Beer

I’ve gotten in touch with my inner lawyer, and feel compelled to clarify that today is Bike to Work Day–and not, as I wrote yesterday, Bike to Beer Day Yes, there is a Bike to Beer event today sponsored by my local bike advocacy organization and a local tavern. But today is Bike to Work…

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Bike Shop Hub's Grand Opening – This Saturday at Noon!

We’ve had a windy and wet Bike-To-Work week here in Flagstaff. We’re keeping our fingers crossed that the warm weather comes back as predicted this weekend for our showroom Grand Opening.The Showroom Grand Opening starts at Noon at our Downtown location at 120 E. Phoenix Ave. We’re featuring our lineup of Electric Bikes by A2B,…

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Cyclist: You're Just a Number (Be Counted)

Our Josh Lipton was interviewed about Bike to Work Week yesterday on local radio by Steve Benning (our e-bike commuting Guinea Pig), along with Anthony Quintile from our local advocacy organization. I snuck in halfway through, and snuck out again before the interview was over. (My sneaking is in full view in the video below.)…

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A Windy Bike To Work Week… How About An E-bike?

We’re having quite the windy Bike-To-Work Week as often happens this time of year in Flagstaff. For cyclists with long commutes that are often into the wind, electric bikes can be a great way to make regular bike commuting more feasible.This is one of the many reasons we are introducing a lineup of electric bikes…

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Pleading for Protection: A Transportation Bill Review

As headlines in the States are littered with concerns about the country’s national debt, the ever increasing cost of oil, and the health and environmental repercussions of a largely inactive and auto-dependent population, the fate of federal funding for bike and pedestrian infrastructure is uncertain. According to the League of American Bicyclists, the Senate Committee…

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