Bill Nye rides a bicycle

I just learned that Bill Nye (aka “The Science Guy”) hosts the show “Stuff Happens” on something called the the Planet Green Channel. Nye apparently talked about that study from a couple of years ago claiming that cycling might do more harm to the environment than driving does.

I couldn’t find the episode online, but Rogers provides some details at his blog. In the meantime, I dug up this old episode of The Science Guy in which Nye rides a bicycle to illustrate distances between the planets.

11 Comments

  • -p
    April 13, 2009 - 3:50 pm | Permalink

    Great excuse for him to ride during work!

  • -p
    April 13, 2009 - 10:50 pm | Permalink

    Great excuse for him to ride during work!

  • Ron
    April 13, 2009 - 5:41 pm | Permalink

    But why did he set up the planets on the wrong side of the road?

  • Ron
    April 14, 2009 - 12:41 am | Permalink

    But why did he set up the planets on the wrong side of the road?

  • jasonk
    April 14, 2009 - 5:20 am | Permalink

    Cool video! Thanks for sharing. I knew that Bill Nye was a cyclist, because I enjoy watching "Living with Ed," a show about Ed Begley, Jr. and his neighbors (one of whom is Mr. Nye) and their attempts to live a responsible lifestyle. Ed Begley is also an avid cyclist. His cycling seems to be more utilitarian than recreational, from what I've seen on the show.

  • jasonk
    April 14, 2009 - 12:20 pm | Permalink

    Cool video! Thanks for sharing. I knew that Bill Nye was a cyclist, because I enjoy watching "Living with Ed," a show about Ed Begley, Jr. and his neighbors (one of whom is Mr. Nye) and their attempts to live a responsible lifestyle. Ed Begley is also an avid cyclist. His cycling seems to be more utilitarian than recreational, from what I've seen on the show.

  • bikesgonewild
    April 14, 2009 - 9:56 am | Permalink

    bill "breaking away" nye…& here i thought he was just "the science guy"

    …this vid helps to point out carl sagan's favorite line…"space…is so vast"

    …& ya, regarding that "longevity" theory…while the healthy activity of cycling may increase one's lifespan, subsequently offering the potential of increasing one's utilization of natural resources, i would in general surmise that "most" real cyclist's become aware of their place & footprint on this planet…
    …hopefully most of us will somehow act & contribute rather than just consume…

  • bikesgonewild
    April 14, 2009 - 4:56 pm | Permalink

    bill "breaking away" nye…& here i thought he was just "the science guy"……this vid helps to point out carl sagan's favorite line…"space…is so vast"……& ya, regarding that "longevity" theory…while the healthy activity of cycling may increase one's lifespan, subsequently offering the potential of increasing one's utilization of natural resources, i would in general surmise that "most" real cyclist's become aware of their place & footprint on this planet……hopefully most of us will somehow act & contribute rather than just consume…

  • April 14, 2010 - 4:36 am | Permalink

    oh man…. OH MAN… OH MAN!

    the other day I was down at Union Station here in Washington DC stopping by The Bike Station
    while I was there Bill Nye stopped by… I snapped some shots… we talked… it turns out Bill Nye is from the DC area and has been into bikes for a long time… went home with photos made of gold only to find no MEMORY CARD in the camera…. AHHHH!

    and there were more stellar photos than just my shots of Bill Nye… but his name symbolizes that BRAIN FART for that day

  • April 14, 2010 - 11:03 am | Permalink

    PIctures, or it didn't happen.

    Sorry, couldn't resist :-) That's such a bummer — I've had epic brain farts like that as well. Last year I took a bus 30 miles to photograph the start of a bike race, had my press pass and everything, turned on the camera and… no battery. aaagh!

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