Take a listen to some fun stories from the East Bay Bike Path, produced by Rhody Radio: RI Library Radio Online. Libraries, Bicycles, & Storytelling from the East Bay Bike Path Thanks to Jessica D’Avanza, the community engagement librarian at Barrington Public Library and a bike commuter.
Tales from the Trenches
You can still get tickets for tonight’s showing of Reveal the Path. Tickets are $10 if pre-purchased online, $15 at the door, cash only. Show starts @ 7PM and a portion of the proceeds will go to the Rhode Island Bicycle Coalition to fund statewide bicycle advocacy efforts. Columbus Theater 270 Broadway Providence, RI… read more
What if roadways were treated with the same “respect” as bicycle and pedestrian facilities? This is exactly the question The London Cycling Campaign is asking on a recent blog post. I do encourage everyone to have a look at the images they posted, none of them will likely shock you. I’m sure we all have… read more
I was out riding with my family this weekend, on a road riding towards the EBBP. At one point, we needed to pull out into the lane because cars were parked in the break down lane. I ride tail when the family is on the road and dutifully took the lane, to ensure motorists passed… read more
Has anyone else noticed more bikes on the roads this Spring? For the first time ever, I’ve found myself in a random queue of cyclists waiting for a light to change or for our turn at a 4-way stop. With this increased number of cyclists comes responsiblity. Like other road users, we as cyclists must… read more
One of our local year round bicycle commuters is honored as the Planet Bike Super Commuter for May! Those who ride the EBBP have certainly run into Geoff at some point in your travels, he’s a mainstay on the bike path and a year round bicycle commuter. Congrats Geoff!
I probably sound like a broken record at this point, but I’m a big believer in vehicular cycling… obeying the same rules as other vehicles on the road. I think it makes cyclists more predictable for motorists and sure makes it hard motorists to argue against our right to the road. Anyways, I had a… read more
Does snow on the roads have you off the bike? Are you interested in trying to ride in the snow, but don’t want to shell out the money for studded tires? I came across an interesting read where someone uses zip ties to make “chains” for their bike. I don’t think I’d use this method… read more
It’s pretty much a forgone conclusion that motoring will result in a certain amount of junk being cast upon our roadways: crashes happen, fenders and lights are ripped off… snow falls, copious amounts of sand and salt are thrown down on the roadways. Yet, what is done with this junk is completely up to us,… read more
I’ve become more diligent recently about calling in road issues to RIDOT and local city/town governments. For the most part, the comments have been well received and are acted upon. Today, I thought I would try my luck calling in to RIDOT’s maintenance division (401-222-2378) about a light sensor which I can’t trigger with my… read more
Bruce, via the NBW list, pointed to a Projo article about another cyclist, with ties to RI, being killed. A 21-year-old Brown University student riding across the country to raise money for affordable housing was killed Tuesday in South Dakota after she was struck by a semi-trailer truck’s wide load as she checked phone messages… read more
Like most cyclists, during many conversations I’ve had with non-cycling motorists we end up discussing the “fact” that cyclists are all law breakers. If you know me, you will already know that I’m one of the first to admit that some cyclists do blatently disobey the rules of the road (blow through stop signs, run… read more