Ride With GPSis a fantastic tool for bicycle riders, designed by bicycle riders who code. Kevin & Zack join us to explain how their new Ride Report function can provide expert, local opinions on the rides you have wanted to take, but weren’t sure if you should. Their Ambassador program has been connecting people with information, too! We are also joined by a bottle of whiskey, a mystery bag, and a hell of a lot of laughter. Enjoy!
David Kurushima is the Retail Manager for the Community Cycling Center, a nonprofit based in Portland, Oregon that aims to broaden access to bicycles for everyone, working to remove barriers that might keep someone off their ideal bicycle. To that end, how do they design the bike shop experience for the best results? David tells us about what he considers in this effort as he guides their staff and shop layout!
PJ is a bike fun favorite of ours. We chat about how to build an amazing sound system for your bike (that thumps). We also discuss how to actively work for improvement in the city you live in, including after a traffic fatality, and gain the attention needed to spur your local officials towards action.
Guthrie Straw took a trip to India to join his best friend’s wedding, and stayed around for a month to bicycle tour with his sister. Snakes, elephants, and surprisingly intuitive traffic flow kept him alert and entertained! We get the whole story on what to expect from such a venture.
Ben is a local bike shop mechanic with a lot of deep thoughts. We take the long way around while trying to keep the wheels on during the discussion on bicycle shops & customer service, shame and blame, cutrate online retailers, and more.
Also: Brock just moved, and Aaron helped him do it. Don’t let the rental truck companies sucker you.
Listener & donor Jeremy Kitchen drops into the studio to talk about how he got into amateur radio and how it connects to bicycling in his experience! Coordination of supported bicycling, response to emergency situations, and meeting people from all over the globe are just a few uses of this versatile communication strategy.
Aaron Green is an experienced tourist-by-bike who wrote the memoir We Were Like Sons.Jada Green married a celebrity and got to bring her dream of bicycle touring the west coast to life! This fall the magnanimous couple rode from Portland, Oregon to San Diego, California. We chat with them about early mechanicals, transit use in San Simeon, amazing food experiences, meeting other tourists, and chatting with a disgruntled driver, among other things!
Alexis Gabriel joins us to talk about walking, its benefits as a transportation mode, and why people might not think so right away. We chat about fun walks, good food & friends, and more!
Link: The Oregon Environmental Council’s Emerging Leaders Board