Alan couldn’t have picked a harder time to go car-free. He admits the past winter’s weather was a big challenge, but he has made a game of it. “It’s really not that bad. In fact, it’s rewarding. Every time I get to work it’s a fun to look back at what I went through to get there,” he said. Overcoming the elements gives him a sense of victory.
“I don’t mind the weather. You just have to dress for it. So when it’s raining I put on my rain pants and my rain jacket and I go for it.” she said. Her electric smile betrayed the fact that it had been raining off-and-on all day. She protected the saddle of her bike with a plastic bag.
On Saturday morning I’m heading out on the back roads by bike for the first 130 miles of my journey to the National Bike Summit. At Union Station I’ll load my bike on the Amtrak Cardinal to D.C. Follow my trip here on LouisvilleKY.com “The Pulse of the City.” Also check my posts on facebook and twitter. On Thursday, I’ll be joining bicycling advocates from across the nation on Capitol Hill to remind our leaders in the House and Senate that there’s a simple solution to many of the problems that rob Americans of their health, wealth and strength. A…
Have you heard about Louisville’s school youth bike program called Bike Sense. JCPS is joining forces with Bike Louisville, Red Zone Cycling Club, and the Louisville Bicycle Club to bring Bike Sense to two more schools – Rangeland and Wellington Elementary Schools – this spring!
When they have to slow down or switch lanes for a bike in the lane ahead, speed-demon bullies in big cars and trucks do some crazy-dangerous things to intimidate the most vulnerable road users.
These days, Sonny Neurath uses his bike for short trips. “I come here to Milestone Fitness a couple of times a week to keep the muscles working and keep strength in my joints. I use the bike for trips to the barbershop, the bakery, stuff like that. “