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Free Range Kids free chapter

I love free stuff, and I love idea behind the book Free Range Kids, so naturally I love it that author Lenore Skenazy has uploaded the introduction of her book for free viewing. Here in the nice, safe, scurvy-free twenty-first century we worry about our kids riding their bikes to the library, or walking to read more »

Free range kids

Happy Friday! I’ve been too cranky lately so I was planning to post something happy and non-controversial this morning, but then I saw this: a mother in New York City lets her 9 year old child ride the subway. Alone! I met a guy at a party last week who makes his daughter phone home read more »

Bless you

It’s not really my thing, but some of you may enjoy the photos from a blessing of bikes in Menlo Park, California this last weekend. St Bedes Episcopal Church is on Sand Hill Road, a very popular riding route for avid cyclists from all around the San Francisco Peninsula. Rev. Jane McDougle says the blessing read more »

Biking to school: Controversial

Free Range Kids blogs reports on the same old same old situation of a school banning bike riding and asks why biking to school became ‘controversial,’ this time in Arlington, MA (near Boston). And so it goes: Common sense — and the fact that this is one of the bikingest places in America — would read more »

Carson Blume’s nail through tire rim

There’s something pretty amazing about this cycling photo Carson Blume took today. You may need to click on it to see it large and in detail. It’s not the fact that Carson Blume — a talented professional photographer — is using a craptastic phone camera on his rides. Even pros don’t like to carry their read more »

Happy Monday

The return of nice weather to California means Highway 17 to Santa Cruz was packed with beach traffic. Between Scotts Valley and Ocean Street in Santa Cruz, Highway 17 is a limited access highway with no bicycles allowed, but when I saw the hundreds of cars stalled on the congested ‘freeway,’ I was so tempted read more »