Recorded ahead of the passage of the Surface Transportation Bill on Thursday, we explore the amendments that almost killed all cycling related initiatives as well as why it is so important to get our country back on track in transportation and infrastructure. My guests include People for Bikes’ president Tim Blumenthal, Rails-to-Trail President Keith Laughlin, and Senior Senator from Ohio Sherrod Brown
The Outspoken Cyclist
Well respected journalist Joe Lindsey talks with me about many areas of our sport; Henry Gold from TDA Global Cycling fills us in on his newest trip – The Last Degree.
Bryan Ball, stand-up comic and managing editor of benrideronline.com talks recumbents; Bina Bilenky Trahan fills us in on this year’s Philly Bike Expo; and, Scott Fitzgerald gives us his take on cycling advocacy and how his new book, “B Is For Bicycles” brings it all together.
Diane chats with BMC’s pro Taylor Phinney about growing up with a pair of Olympians, cycling in today’s peloton, and his interest in art and painting. Then she heads down to North Carolina to talk with multple record holder and CEO of Cruz Bikes, Maria Parker.
We discuss injured mountain bike hall-of-famer Charlie Cunningham; then, we talk with Josh Poertner, the newest owner of Silca – the iconic pump brand – that is now manufactured here in the States. Then it’s off to North Carolina to speak with apparel designer Reid Miller.
Greenspeed Trike’s CEO Ian Sims talks about recumbents, motorcycle side cars, and more. Journalist and author Suze Clemtison tells us about her new book “P is for Peloton”. And, we’ve got some great news stories this week!
First up is Hollywood Features’ editor Peter Flax whose recently published piece, “The Ride of Way” gives us details about his experiences as a commute in Los Angeles as well as his perspective on how LA fares for cyclists in 2015. Then, we talk with Tandem and Recumbent publisher and the producer of Recumbent-Con (and Bicycle Touring and Travel Expo) about this year’s show.
Wrapping up Interbike with three great guests: Red Kite Prayer’s Patrick Brady, TexMarket’s Joni Taylor, and outspoken journalist Amanda Batty.
Charlie Kelly might just be the most famous person in mountain biking – and you probably have never heard much about him. Tonight’s your opportunity though. Be ready for some fun!
Professor James Longhurst, University of Wisconsin at La Crosse, talks about his book “bike Battles – A History of Sharing the American Road”‘ Senior Gold Medal Olympian Gene Killingsworth shares his secrets to racing into his late 70′s!