With the TdF, RAGBRAI, XOBA, et al, the July Effect is getting into full swing about now. Objects in your favorite tour may be closer than they appear. But it’s not all about the road, or even all about the wheel, as this week’s Outspoken Cyclist illustrates.
We do start on the road, the road across Iowa to be exact. Every summer since 1973, tens of thousands of cyclists have participated in the rolling Mardi Gras known as RAGBRAI (Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa). Our first guest, Greg Borzo has written a new book entitled RAGBRAI: America’s Favorite Bicycle Ride. Warning: if this ride isn’t on your bucket list already, it will be after reading Greg’s book.
You may wonder what a walking advocate is doing on a show about cycling, but really biking and walking are fraternal twins in the transportation family, and a city that’s walkable is also bikeable almost by default. Hence, we’re pleased to welcome Scott Bricker, the Executive Director of America Walks. Scott’s organization is active all over the country, and with a wide variety of partners to promote walking as the “no tech” solution to better health and transportation.
News? Ain’t nobody got time for that, at least not with guests like we have this week. So in the second half of the show we hit the dirt for an in-depth conversation with Lindsey Voreis. Lindsey is a mountain bike racer and mountain bike skills instructor who also participates in just about every outdoor sport there is. In 2001, she appeared on Survivor: Africa. These days she’s most passionate about teaching mountain biking to women through her series of camps around the world.