More than 20,000 schoolkids in Detroit walk to their bus, a public bus, or school each day. Often times in the dark. They pass abandoned homes, cross the street to avoid shadowy figures, and dodge potholes. Some are robbed. Some much worse. Over the course of the past couple of months, I’ve spoken with numerous friends, colleagues, and organizations in Detroit about this challenge. Standing idly by is just not an option.
By popular demand, I’m reposting my list of the best Halloween costumes for you and your bicycle (with a little inspiration from the movies). Show up in style on your bike at this year’s parties!
With a whole two weeks to prep, plan, and train, I pulled the trigger today on tagging along for a portion of a friend’s bicycling tour in the Canadian Rockies.
“I should have stayed in bed. This was the perfect day to stay in bed. Oh great, my jacket is leaking.” Yesterday started out as one of those days where you could swear the universe lined up a nice, little series of tests to check your spirit. And man was I failing.
Detroit’s Dequindre Cut is another gem here in the city which hides from many right in plain sight. Tucked down below grade, the Cut is our rails-to-trails project. On Saturday morning, I set out on another adventure that’s been on my list since moving to Detroit: a bike-powered urban photo safari. As with seemingly every other day here in the city, exploring by bike brought me in contact with my neighbors in new, unexpected, and serendipitous ways.