The Outspoken Cyclist – 04/27/2013

Friend, has this spring’s weather taken the joie right out of your vivre? Has the bounce gone out of your bungee? Well, short of a nice long bike ride on a sunny day, this week’s Outspoken Cyclist is bound to improve your disposition.

We start with Rob Copolillo, who has written a new book called Holy Spokes!: A Biking Bible for Everyone. But Rob isn’t just an author, he’s a twin and a father of twins, a skier, rock climbing guide and bicycle enthusiast. He’s also served as a guide for Andy Hampsten’s Cinghiale Bicycle Tours. With experience that broad and deep, a book was inevitable!

In the second half of the show, we learn about Bikes Not Bombs from communications director Sarah Breaker. Bikes Not Bombs is based on Boston, and they use the bicycle as a tool to¬† effect social change. Trust me, it’s way cooler than it sounds; just listen to Sarah’s excellent explanation.

Wrapping up, we welcome back Sarai Snyder to the show. Sarai is the driving force behind Girl-Bike-Love and CycloFemme. CycloFemme 2013 is coming up on May 12th, and it looks to be bigger and better than ever with over 150 rides celebrating women on bikes in 37 U.S. states and 22 countries!

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On the Air

Nerissa and Katryna Nields The Day I Let Glory Steer @11:48
Holly Williams Happy @11:44
Lori McKenna Take Me with You @11:39
Best Coast Better Girl @11:36
Tori Amos Winter @11:30
Melanie Lay Down (Candles in the Rain) @11:26
Pat Benatar Hit Me With Your Best Shot @11:23
Bananarama Shy Boy @11:19
Berlin Nice to Meet You @11:13
Jezebels Endless Summer @11:09
Lydia Loveless Wine Lips @11:05
Lone Justice Working Man Blues @11:03

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