The Outspoken Cyclist – July 9 2016

When cyclist Matt van Ohlen, co-founder of BikeStock was deliberately run down and murdered last week in NYC, there was once again an outcry for justice for cyclists. And, according to Streetsblog editor-in-chief Ben Fried, the response was “business as usual” when police began ticketing cyclists near the scene of the crime the following day.

Since then, the car has been found – the hit-and-run driver has not. And, in fact, less than 15% of all hit and run crashes are resolved.

Ben joins me to talk about Matt van Ohlen, the incident itself, and the mood of both the cycling community and the police in NYC.

The, I walk with Doug Ulman, CEO and President of Peolotonia – purportedly the “largest single-event cycling fundraiser benefiting cancer research in the United States”. To date, the 8 year old, three day event has raised over $112M – all of which has gone directly to research.

Doug, who is a cancer survivor himself and the past CEO of the Livestrong Foundation, gives us some in-depth statistics and some of the amazing successes that have come out of the direct underwriting of clinical trials through the Peolotonia organization.

Finally, I talk with award winning adventure travel writer Jayme Moye. Her recent blog in titled “Cycling Passion: Why I Lost Money Reporting on Afghanistan’s First Female Bike Racers caught my attention this week and I wanted to know more about an adventure travel writer’s life as well as Jayme’s experience in Afhganistan.

Good show this week… let’s get to it.