Ride Boldly!

Bikes, bicycling, and road safety.

January 3, 2012
by julie

Invisible Cyclists Are Invisible

So, here we are. Minneapolis gets recognition and awards for its bike culture. Bicyclists, woo! And once again, the new year highlights that there is a very real differentiator between “bicyclists” and “people who bike.” This differentiator can be fatal, … Continue reading

June 8, 2011
by julie
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WCCO To Cover Bicycle Safety

Tonight’s Good Question with Jason Derusha on WCCO News at 10 will be on the subject of bicycle safety, specifically the laws for bicycle-car interaction. I will be a part of the segment, talking about bike laws and bicycle safety. … Continue reading

March 14, 2011
by julie
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Spring Bicycle Commuting Tips

Everyone gets all a-twitch about winter biking: Tips, cautions, etc. But, when it comes down to it, every season has its challenges for a bike commuter. Spring, often considered by cyclists as a special friend, is its own bag of … Continue reading

March 8, 2011
by julie
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Women & Bicycles

On this International Women’s Day, I thought I’d address one of the skeletons in the room when we discuss bicycle-friendly infrastructure and the interested-but-hesitant cyclist: A pretty good portion of that 60% is female. Data suggests that men outnumber women … Continue reading

March 2, 2011
by julie
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Bicycle Facilities, Best Practices & Reluctant Cyclists

I’ve previously written about the challenge of getting the 60% of would-be cyclists who are “Interested but Concerned” onto bicycles more frequently and as users of bicycles for transport. I’ve also written about the design issues associated with bicycle facilities … Continue reading