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Cycling Superheroes to Love Bomb Texas this Winter

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!

November 2nd

Moving Truck Rental Not Required – Bikes to the Rescue

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 […]

October 19th

Cellist Ben Sollee Tours US by Bike

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 […]

September 27th

Pedal-Powered Recycling and Trash Pick-Up

Recycling does create energy savings overall, but if you watch those big trucks rolling through your neighborhood on pick-up day, you probably realize that there may be even more efficient ways to handle the collection of these materials. A couple in Northampton, Massachusetts, has found one: pick up those recyclables by bike.

Way2Go’s To Do List: 10 Transportation Wishes for 2010

Way2Go is an Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) blog where EDF transportation experts promote innovative and environmentally beneficial transportation policies and actions. This was originally posted at blogs.edf.org/transportation by Carrie Denning. The start of a new year is a time to look forward, get a gym membership, and make resolutions. Here at Way2Go, we decided to […]

January 21st

A Greener Cash for Clunkers: Trade Your Car for a Bike

If you’ve kept an eye on the federal government’s “Cash for Clunkers” program (which will end on Monday), you know that it’s been a huge success on a number of fronts: hundreds of thousands of people have traded in older, less fuel-efficient vehicles for new models with better gas mileage, and some auto manufacturers are […]

How to “Winterize” Your Bicycle!

For many of us who take environmental protection into our own hands daily, a bicycle is an indispensible part of the dream.  Throw off those winter blues… bicycling can make your winter green! Bicycles are an efficient way to transport yourself daily for a number of reasons.  To me, the most important benefit to using […]

October 19th

Travel Green: Bicycling in the City

There is one thing Pittsburghers can agree upon, besides the greatness of the Penguins or Steelers. That is: “there’s way more bikes on the road this year, aren’t there?” Indeed there are. Whether it’s for economic reasons, or the result of a growing green consciousness, I am one of hundreds of Pittsburgh bicyclists taking to […]

June 9th