How Many Grocery Items Can You Carry on Your Bicycle?

I am not suggesting a competition. I am just curious if people who exclusively use their bicycles for transportation shop daily, a few times a week, or weekly. (If someone only goes grocery shopping once a month I definitely want to hear from you!) My new plan to shop daily for all the food needed…

Less Waste Equals Less Waist

Monday this week started something new in the Morgan household. After cleaning out the refrigerator on Sunday I made a bold decision. We waste too much food. A normal store visit would mean buying food for several days, stocking up on staples, and filling a cart to the brim. What then happens is a few…

Don’t Mess With Free Speech and Freedom of Expression

As a follow up to my Don’t Be a Bully Post I am going to expand a bit on why I thought it needed to be posted. Coeur d’Alene has several different art galleries and a thriving arts and culture community. For the most part controversy over an artist’s work has been rare. There was a…

I Say No to Bicycle Helmet Laws

The helmet debate can be a hot topic like most discussions about bicyclists. And…surprise…I have an opinion about the subject. Whether you choose to wear a helmet or not is a personal choice. We don’t need another law regulating our personal or moral choices (See how well the War on Drugs, Dry Counties, Prohibition past,…

Why As A Bicyclist I Refuse to Look Like a Traffic Cone

While I commend advocates and advocacy groups for organizing workshops about road safety; I abhor when they include telling the most vulnerable users they have to dress like traffic cones! Why not have workshops where you educate all users of our roads, people driving, people walking, and people biking about the rules and of the…

Three things bike share experts could teach other biking advocates

This is a guest post from our colleagues at BetterBikeShare.org. While different bicycling initiatives often seem separate from the outside, upon closer look you can see important connections and crossovers. The Better Bike Share Partnership, which includes PeopleForBikes, is an initiative of the JPB Foundation that seeks to make bike share accessible for all members…

Are You An Advocate or a Shit Stirrer?

There is enough fear, hate, and divisiveness around us today. We don’t need to be creating more. What we need is more encouragement, love, and cooperation. I don’t like bullies and if the only way you can advocate for something is by scaring, belittling, and bullying other people you are not my kind of advocate…you are a shit!