Show #316 – October 8, 2016

Guests: Neil Flock; Michael Charney

Brian and I are attending Recumbent Cycle-Con in Sharonville, Ohio this weekend. It’s cool and sunny with hundreds of folks trying out all kinds of cool bikes on the outdoor test tracks.

Our show this week runs the gamut from a new line of affordable, smart, and well designed internally geared, belt drive bikes to a smart concept that, once adopted, will save lives!

First, we talk with Neil Flock from Cycle Monkey. Neil’s new line of Link Bicycles previewed at Interbike last month to rave reviews. Three simple offerings – mixte, cross, and road – 5 sizes from x-small to x-large – and internally geared, belt driven – will be available in Spring 2017.

Neil tells us about his philosophy and the market he thinks these bikes will best address.

In the second half of the show, we talk with Michael Charney in Boston. Michael is a retired doctor who abandoned his car many, many years ago and instead began cycling. He came across the “Dutch Reach” concept of exiting your motorized vehicle and dove head first into bike advocacy.

Michael’s case for changing the way you get out of your car is catching on and he wants everyone to we jump on that bandwagon.