Show #187 – April 28, 2012

Apr 28, 2012 by

As cyclists, we can sometimes get so focused on goals, equipment, advocacy, and events, that we forget how much fun is at the core of riding a bicycle. This week’s show presses the reset button, and turns the Fun Dial up to 11, with two great interviews that speak to the joy of cycling.

First up is author Steven Rea who has written a new book: Hollywood Rides a Bike: Cycling with the Stars. Steven is also the movie critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the man behind a Tumblr blog about stars on bikes. As it turns out, you’re no one in Hollywood unless you’ve been photographed on, or with a bike.

After some cycling news Diane is joined by Rob Gusky of Kimberly Clark & Amanda White of the Wisconsin Bicycle Federation. Rob and Amanda are two of the driving forces behind the National Bike Challenge, which starts May 1st, and runs all summer. It’s free, and there are prizes. Did you hear that? Prizes just for riding your bike!

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1 Comment

  1. Rob Gusky

    Hi Diane, Great show this past week, enjoyed listening to the podcast on my drive in South Carolina. I’d like to fill you in on plans for the 2013 National Bike Challenge We are partnering again with the League of American Bicylists with a goal in 2013 of encouraging 50,000 Americans to bike 20 million miles. The program will be kicked off at the National Bike Summit with the official start on May 1. I have been keeping busy and was elected president of our local advocacy group, Fox Cities Cycling Association. We are working hard to place in the top 10 communities in the National Bike Challenge. It would be great if we can catch up at the Summit. I know it is a busy time, but hopefully we can actually meet in person for a few minutes.
    All the best, Rob

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