E370 – Ladies of Bike Loud!

Emily & Jessica are involved in Bike Loud!  The organization coordinates the concerns of their members & those of their surrounding community with direct actions that make needs evident – like blocking a lane of traffic with hay bales to emphasise the need for fewer lanes on a busy street where people have been hurt or killed.  What’s the best response to adversity?  Absurdity.  Check in with them to get involved, or how you can spark your own activism & advocacy in your own area.

Also: Aaron takes Anna on her first bike camping trip, and Brock rides in a friend’s car to the beach.

Thanks to our generous sponsor The Beer Mongers and our Patreon donors that keep us going!

Calendar – Be A Part of It!
Sept 1: Filmed By Bike in Petosky, MI, Eugene, OR, Seattle, WA, and Charlevoix, MI
Sept. 5 & the weekend prior: The Beer Mongers’ anniversary!
Sept. 9: Tilikum Everesting
Sept 16: Tour deTroit ride “a great way to see the city at 18 miles an hour or less.”
Sept. 30: Bike Your Park Day
Oct 6: The AML_X challenge
Oct 6-8:  Youth Bicycle Summit
Oct 26-28: St. Johns River-to_Sea Loop Summit and Trail Celebration Deland, FL

From the Portland Mercury, by Racist Sandwich’s Zahir Mohammed
How Portland Is Driving Away New Residents of Color

From oregonlive.com
Portland declares 9-mile, $4.5 million 20s Bikeway largely complete

From streetsblog.org
DOT Won’t Protect the 2nd Ave Bike Lane, So Volunteers Formed a Human Chain to Keep Cars Out

Call To Action from Chris Smith:
“The Central City Plan is going to City Council with a hearing on 9/7. Included in the plan is a $450M freeway expansion at Rose Quarter. I’m helping organize a coalition of folks to oppose this. The letter below will get sent to City Council on Wednesday, signed by 12-15 advocacy groups.”
Testify against PDX freeway expansion!

Some helpful mechanical advice on brake adjustments from Don B

More Detroit stuff from Bill C

From Ben in HI:
“Tomorrow is my day off and I am planning on only using the public bike system to get around. There will be a full report from your new field reporter in Hawaii.”

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