Show #141 – May 4, 2013

May 4, 2013 by

http://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2013-05-04.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGUESTS: JENN DICE, LARRY PIZZI   My itchy eyes and constant sneezing tell me that spring has finally arrived in NE Ohio. But here’s the crazy thing: I only have symptoms indoors at home or work. I was totally fine on a 6-hour ride today. I think nature is trying to send me a message. Besides my spring allergy update, you might want to know who’s on The Outspoken Cyclist this week. Well I’ll tell you… First up, we have Jenn Dice , Vice President of Government Relations at Bikes Belong. Jenn directs Bikes Belong’s Bohm Strategy Center and leads Bikes Belong’s lobbying team and government relations program. She’s also a bonafide adventurer, having completed the Leadville Trail 100 on several occasions, and climbed up...

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Show #118 – November 24, 2012...

Nov 24, 2012 by

http://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2012-11-24.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGUESTS: MARY MCCONNELOUG, MIKE BRODERICK, TIM BLUMENTHAL, DREW GULDALIAN If you’ve been hibernating for the past couple of days in order to avoid Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, it’s safe to pop your head out for an hour and enjoy some non-commercial, zero-calorie bicycling entertainment and enlightenment. This week’s Outspoken Cyclist features interviews with husband and wife mountain bike racers Mary McConneloug and Mike Broderick of Team Seven-Kenda-NoTubes, Tim Blumenthal of Bikes Belong, and Drew Guldalian of Engin Cycles. Share...

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Interbike – Day #1 – September 19, 2012...

Sep 19, 2012 by

Throngs of people filed into Ballroom G at the Sand’s Convention Center to partake of a breakfast of eggs, sausage, bacon, fruit, juices, potatoes, coffee, tea, and an outrageous number of great lookong pastries!   Free food always attracts cyclists! But, this was about getting people to listen. The presentations by Fred Clements of the NBDA , Tim Blumenthal  of Bikes Belong, and John Burke CEO of Trek Bicycles, were filled with stats, ideas, and encouragement to grow the industry,grow the sport, and get involved with bicycling on the local level. I think there was some cyniccism (really?) on a lot of levels: 1. Trek just wants to sell more bikes – which of course would be true, but is that bad? 2. The industry is on the wrong track about how to go about getting...

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Show #81 – March 10, 2012...

Mar 10, 2012 by

http://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2012-03-10.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSDiane’s back from NAHBS this week, and fired up with a show that runs the full spectrum. First up is Tim Blumenthal, President of People for Bikes. Tim is here talk about the recent bombshell announcement that the three major bicycling organizations in the U.S.: The Alliance for Biking and Walking, The League of American Bicyclists, and People for Bikes intend to unite to form a single, consolidated entity to promote and encourage cycling. There is still a lot for the leaders of the three groups to discuss and decide, but it appears that cyclists will have a unified umbrella after more than 30 years of wishing and hoping. I’m sure we’ll hear more about this, especially after the Bike Summit toward the end of...

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