GUESTS: CONGRESSMAN DAVE JOYCE, ROB GARD, LARRY NILES
End of June – beginning of the 100th Tour de France. Time is flying by; but there is always time for another edition of The Outspoken Cyclist.
My first guest this week is a Congressman Dave Joyce (R-OH) who, along with colleague Congresswoman Dors Matsui (D-CA) introduced the new Safe Streets Act 2013 into Congress. Congressman Joyce went to Washington to help enact this type of legislation because his friend, Judge Chip Henry, died in a tragic car-bike accident a few years ago and he wants to see change – NOW.
Then, I head on out to Los Angeles where we usually think is cars, cars, cars… but “CicLAvia” is about no cars, no cars, no cars, and the organizer of the events, Rob Gard tells me how he get L.A. to embrace car-less streets and spread joy in Los Angeles several times a year.
After some news, I talk with my old friend Larry Niles who, along with his wife Dawn, run Discovery Bicycle Tours out of Woodstock, Vermont. Discovery is the new name of their several decades-old company and I wanted to learn about several of their tours including the 10-day El Camino Santiago – usually thought of as a “pilgrimage” by tens of thousands every year.