Show #304 – July 9, 2016

When cyclist Matt van Ohlen, co-founder of BikeStock was deliberately run down and murdered last week in NYC, there was once again an outcry for justice for cyclists. And, according to Streetsblog editor-in-chief Ben Fried, the response was “business as usual” when police began ticketing cyclists near the scene of the crime the following day.

Since then, the car has been found – the hit-and-run driver has not. And, in fact, less than 15% of all hit and run crashes are resolved.

Ben joins me to talk about Matt van Ohlen, the incident itself, and the mood of both the cycling community and the police in NYC.

The, I walk with Doug Ulman, CEO and President of Peolotonia – purportedly the “largest single-event cycling fundraiser benefiting cancer research in the United States”. To date, the 8 year old, three day event has raised over $112M – all of which has gone directly to research.

Doug, who is a cancer survivor himself and the past CEO of the Livestrong Foundation, gives us some in-depth statistics and some of the amazing successes that have come out of the direct underwriting of clinical trials through the Peolotonia organization.

Finally, I talk with award winning adventure travel writer Jayme Moye. Her recent blog in titled “Cycling Passion: Why I Lost Money Reporting on Afghanistan’s First Female Bike Racers caught my attention this week and I wanted to know more about an adventure travel writer’s life as well as Jayme’s experience in Afhganistan.

Good show this week… let’s get to it.

Show #76 – February 4, 2012

To paraphrase an old joke, “So this cycling legend walks into a podcast…” Actually, that’s not a joke, it happened today on The Outspoken Cyclist. Our first guest for the first show of February is cycling legend Frankie Andreu. Frankie competed in nine TdFs, during his 12-year racing career, and has been a cycling commentator for Versus. He continues to cover racing for Bicycling magazine, and speaks to businesses about Success through Teamwork. We’re quite excited to get to chat with Frankie Andreu one-on-one today.

Following some news from the world of cycling and transportation, we welcome the Editor-in-Chief of, Ben Fried. Streetsblog covers the state of transportation in several major U.S. cities, highlighting opportunities and challenges for bike, pedestrian, bus and rail modes. Ben’s visit to The Outspoken Cyclist is timely in light of the U.S. House of Representatives’ move this week to strip all funding for bike/ped infrastructure from the Transportation Bill. Surprisingly, Ben says money isn’t always the most difficult aspect of an infrastructure project. Listen in to hear his take on this and other subjects.