Turning Waste into a Valued Resource Portland’s B-Line, a sustainable urban transportation service established in 2009, interrupts food destined for the landfill and delivers it to organizations who feed the needy. The “B-shares” program uses 600-pound capacity(!), electric-assisted cargo trikes to collects food from retailers and farmers’ markets and fills in the “last mile” of […]
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Losing his job in one of the worst job markets in recent memory just meant Ian Richie had to think outside of the (lunch) box. He began by delivering homemade soup to friends using his cargo bicycle and cooler and has added customers every week. The name of his business is SoupByCycle.
You Can Help the Future of Biking: Sign the People for Bikes Petition By signing the petition at People For Bikes, you will add your voice to that of a million others to influence leaders in Congress as well as state and local governments to invest in biking infrastructure and programs. Making the world a […]
Motivated by their love of bike culture and the environment, this enterprising group has built a cooperative business around transporting other businesses’ compost and recycling. Share on Facebook Did this story inspire you? Tell your friends, you might just: Catalyze a bike-powered disposal service in your city Get a friend to ride their bike more […]
Since 2000, a group of loosely organized people have gathered annually or biannually, doing spontaneous service while travelling, self-supported, on bicycles. Major aspects of the rides include: Providing service wherever they feel called Working cooperatively and using consensus decision making Daily mindfulness practice Having fun!
Moving by Bike is Contagious Inspired by this video of a Portland, OR bike move, Nicholas Whitaker decided to help his girlfriend, Jes Schultz move her apartment by bike. Taking only two trips and about three hours, they successfully relocated her 1 bedroom apartment including futon, dresser and numerous odds and ends. This was all done […]
Ditching the Van After successfully touring by bike from his hometown in Kentucky to the Bonnaroo Music Festival in Tennessee in 2009, Ben Sollee was inspired to launch the Ditch the Van Tour in 2010. He and his band mates have embarked on a transcontinental tour, opting to use bicycles and an occasional train instead […]
This group of friends does exactly that. They gather every Sunday to assemble sack lunches and distribute them to people in need via bike.