By Pam LeBlanc www.austin360.com
Ah, the thrill of a vintage bike.
My husband Chris and I discovered this beauty – we’ll call her Betty – wearing a blanket of dust and leaning forlornly in the corner of my mom’s garage in South Haven, Mich., last week.
A woman in her late ’80s had bequeathed it to my aunt in Detroit, who at some point stashed it in my mom’s garage, where it languished, with flattened tires and a broken spirit, for several years. When we found Betty, she seemed sad and…
by Bike Friendly Fort Worth
Over the summer, some of us at Bike Friendly Fort Worth have traveled the country, and the world. We have had the opportunity to see, and experience, first hand how powerful advocacy can be and how people who rally together for a common cause can influence change.
We had this happen first hand in Fort Worth with the 2014 Bond Package. Fort Worth went from having zero dollars in the Bond package specifically allocated to bike infrastructure to having $1.26 million specifically allocated because we, as cyclist, spoke up as a…
By Cryptologic Technician (Interpretive) 2nd Class Martha E. Bailey, Navy Information Operations Command Texas Public Affairs www.navy.mil
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (NNS) — Respect, Obedience, Love, and Leadership (R.O.L.L.) Models is a community-supported leadership experience, founded in San Antonio, Texas by Navy Information Operations Command Texas (NIOC TX) Sailor Cryptologic Technician (Interpretive) 1st Class Sharron Dante Jones.
This unique activity-based group teaches youths to respect themselves and the community, obediently follow the principles that guide their lives, and lead others by modeling the behavior they wish to see.
Growing up in a single parent home in a community that lacked positive role models, Jones valued visits with his father who took him on bicycle rides in their hometown of Indianapolis. During these rides they often came upon others in need, and Jones, with the help of his father and brothers, would always stop and help.
These bicycle rides taught him and his brothers the importance of service to others and how teamwork enhances that service.
In 2010, after moving to San Antonio, Jones carried forward his childhood pastime of bicycle riding and took his then 10-year-old daughter on rides around…
by Bill Cullins Team San Angelo
Paint Rock resident Matt Garcia will be doing a 100 mile bicycle ride next Thursday (August 21) to help raise funds for a Ballinger family that needs our help.
His route will take him through a lot of the rural countryside east of San Angelo in areas near Paint Rock, Eden, Ballinger & San Angelo.
He’ll be doing this ride solo and self supported, which means he’ll be on the bike for six or more hours in the West Texas heat carrying supplies such as water, food and bike repair essentials.
In addition to the heat, Garcia will face rough chip-sealed roads, wind and the fatigue that comes with making his bike’s wheels spin through 75,880 revolutions during the 100 miles he’ll…
By Darryl lovingthebike.com
Childhood obesity has more than doubled in the past 30 years, and in 2012 more than one third of children were overweight in the States. This is a staggering statistic for any parent to hear. It’s going to take time, but it’s not impossible to turn such numbers around on a household level. The surgeon general’s recommendation of ‘regular, moderate, physical activity’ will play a critical role in both the combat and cure of rising obesity rates, and makes cycling to school a worthwhile consideration in the battle to keep your little ones healthy. It’s also more considerate of the environment than driving for such a short, fuel-expending journey every day. But before you send them out into the wonderful world of cycling, however, there are a few considerations.
Service their bike
It doesn’t matter if your kid’s rocking two wheels on an incline-blasting 24 speed mountain bike or a little pushbike with pink plastic daisies on the handle; for the sake of their safety, the bike has to be in…