Guadalajara (Part 2) :: For the Love of a Livable City!

Cyclists of all ages come out to take over the streets of Guadalajara every Sunday. Long Live Via RecreActiva!

One of the things we especially loved about Guadalajara was the Via RecreActiva, an event that began back in 2004 and that occurs every Sunday.

Via RecreActiva is a Car-Free Sunday event where the city blocks off over 65 km of city streets to motor traffic for six [Read More…]

Berkeley :: Our Haven

Our time in Berkeley allowed us to catch up with friends, take care of bicycle maintenance and equipment warranty issues, and to recover from an unexpected setback.

Spending time with friends Jason, Sujatha, & Sathya was simply wonderful! We had many days and nights filled with engaging conversation, laughter, board games, story-telling and bicycling. And did I mention [Read More…]

California Love :: Sacramento to Davis

Exiting Sacramento’s Amtrak station, bicycles intact and fully loaded, we were greeted by a busy intersection, the setting sun, and no idea of where we would be staying that evening. Narrowing in on the first “free wi-fi” sign we saw on the sidewalk, we leaned our bicycles against an exterior wall of a [Read More…]

10/10/10 Pedal Power Bicycle Parade

Today is 10/10/10 and people around the world are gathering to work to combat Climate Change, and to send a clear message to world leaders that we expect them to do the same. There are thousands of events being organized in over 180 countries, in which people are demonstrating they’re willing to roll their sleeves up and start doing practical things to change our future. To find out [Read More…]

Frank Lenz: The Lost Cyclist

The Lost Cyclist

Last Wednesday night Kai and I popped into our local library to view a slide presentation and discussion led by David Herlihy, author of “The Lost Cyclist: The Epic Tale of an American Adventurer and His Mysterious Disappearance”. The event, sponsored by Local Motion, the Old Spokes Home and the [Read More…]

Diggers' Mirth : Vending Produce by Bicycle

Diggers' Mirth Vending Bicycle

“Blueeeeberries! Mescluuuun! Cilaaaaantro!” **chring*a*ring** “Caaaarrots! Cuuuuucumbers!” **chring*a*ring**

Much to our delight, Kai and I heard the yells of a food vendor and his bicycle bells riding down our street early on Friday evening. As we rushed to make sure we weren’t dreaming, we caught sight of Elango Dev riding down our street on a bicycle piled high with produce.

“Elango, Elango – Wait, please stop!!”, we yelled, so excited [Read More…]