Show #426 – November 10, 2018...

Nov 10, 2018 by

https://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2018-11-10.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Tim Blumenthal; William Bevington This week I speak with People for Bike’s Tim Blumenthal. He’s got a free gift for you… just offer up your email and name and you will be able to participate in any number of great programs and advocacy initiatives! PFB has become a mighty force for cycling since it was launched in 1999 and now boasts more than 1.2million members! And, the work they are doing is getting great results! Then, William Bevington, Professor of Information Design at the Parsons The New School for Design in NYC speaks with me about his long awaited book Japanese Steel – Classic Bicycle Design from Japan. The book boasts 300 gorgeous photographs, covers the peak export years of the many brands that...

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Show #271 – November 7, 2015...

Nov 7, 2015 by

http://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/2015/11/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_110715.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Senator Sherrod Brown; Keith Laughlin, Tim Blumenthal (Note: This show was recorded on Wednesday and Thursday, November 4th and 5th, before the passage of the Surface Transportation Bill Thursday afternoon. Who knew???) This week we dodged a HUGE bullet when amendments that would have cut funding for bicycle related initiatives including the Recreational Trails Program and the Transportation Alternatives Program were tabled and another amendment, #36, was introduced that will make it EASIER for states to commit funds to bike/ped projects. News from a variety of sources sent up alarm bells on Tuesday and then, literally overnight – poof! We were “home free”. I wanted to know what was going on in Congress that suddenly put the transportation bill front and center, creating such...

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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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