Show #308 – August 13, 2016

Guests: NICA’s Austin McInerny & Kurt Wolfgang; Davis Tucker from NXNW in Austin

As the 2016 Olympics enter their second week, we’ve seen some big wins and some big disappointments.

Kristin Armstrong won her third consecutive gold in the individual time trial, setting a new record in the cycling world while 26 year old Taylor Phinney did not finish the Rio road race and was a distant 22nd in Wednesday’s time trial.

It’s been a great Olympics so far; we’ll see what happens next week.

This week, our show goes out to San Francisco to talk with the National Interscholastic Cycling Associations executive director Austin McInerny and coach/development manager Kurt Wolfgang. Austin and Kurt fill us in on the numbers – how many states have teams, how many students are participating, and how the 2016-2017 school year will unfold for the organization.

Then we’ll do our news reporting before heading down to Austin, Texas to talk with the owner of restaurant NXNW and craft brewer Davis Tucker.

1 in 7 men will contract prostate cancer, so what Davis has to say is worth the listen

Davis’ work in getting the word out about prostate cancer and prostate health culminates in a Big 1400 mile, 2 week bike adventure from Austin to Denver, ending at the Great American Beer Fest. The story is funny, the topic serious and important.

Show #192 – May 3, 2014

Guests: National Bike Challenge’s Rob Gusky; Cherokee Schill; NICA’s Austin McInerny

Diversity! Well, at least on tonight’s episode of The Outspoken Cyclist.

It’s time again for the National Bike Challenge and Kimberley Clark’s Rob Gusky will once again fill us in on this year’s event. All the 2013 numbers went to ZERO at midnight on May 1st and we’re off and riding to see which individuals, teams, towns, companies, and states will put in the most miles until the final “bell” at midnight on September 30th.

Then, we will head on down to Lexington, Kentucky to speak with Cherokee Schill. Ms. Schill has been in the news, on television, and unfortunately in court recently – charged with “reckless driving” – only she wasn’t “driving” – she was riding her bike. In what might be a precedent setting case, Ms Schill is fighting for her right to ride her bike the 18 miles to and from work to support her two teenage children and to stay healthy. Her pre-trial is in August, but this week the Judge in the case has allowed her to continue to ride to work until she appears in court – much to the chagrin of the County Attorney who wanted her off the roads.

Finally, we’ll check in with Austin McInerny from NICA – The National Interscholastic Cycling Association. Austin is the executive director having started out as a volunteer coach! He loves the organization as well as helping kids get on a bike. The Association is growing by leaps and bounds and Austin will tell us about some of the new programs as well as a special 5-week challenge grant in which Dick’s Sporting Goods is offering a BIG purse if NICA can match the amount.

Diversity – it’s what’s for listening this week!