Category: Education

“The Congress recognizes that bicycles are the most efficient means of transportation…”

The Congress recognizes that bicycles are the most efficient means of transportation, represent a viable commuting alternative to many people, offer mobility at speeds as fast as that of cars in urban areas, provide health benefits through daily exercise, reduce noise and air pollution, are relatively inexpensive, and deserve consideration in a comprehensive national energy plan. Yes, that’s right, our nation’s […]

National Bike Summit 2013 Recap

I was fortunate enough to be awarded a scholarship from the NBDA to attend the 2013 National Bike Summit in Washington DC. The National Bike Summit is an annual event in our nation’s capital that brings together a varied bunch of folks from the bicycle industry, from advocates to city employees, shop owners and enthusiasts. […]

Are you getting frequent flats on your bicycle?

I’ve seen all types of flats and the sometimes crazy reasons that cause them. I’ve even seen a flat caused by a bullet. Most flats are obvious, some are not, and sometimes you get stuck in the “frequent flat” routine. Let me first start by saying that under inflated tires are often the cause of […]

Thursday November 29th, 2012 in Bike Maintenance, Education, Equipment, Flat Tires, How To | 1 Comment »

Building a cheap commuter bike

Commuting by bike has increased in recent years, and so has bike manufacturer offerings in the “commuter bike” category. If commuting by bike is something you’re interested in, you can get into it much cheaper than rushing out and buying a $600+ dollar commuter bike. How? Find a quality late 80′s to mid 90′s rigid […]

Anti-seize, USE IT!

Tools you should never have to use on a bicycle: Mapp gas torches and chisels. I used both on Friday. The crank arms on this particular bike were seized onto the bottom bracket spindle. Seized on so well that using a crank arm extractor tool ended up stripping out the threads from the softer aluminum […]

A Bike filled Day

Started out this morning teaching 3 hours of the LAB TS101 bike education course. Due to rain and other issues we postponed the parking lot drills & road test until next month. I’m holding the class again on Saturday March 20th, 10am – 3pm, mark your calendars! After class I had the opportunity to ride […]

How not to endo your bike

To “endo” is slang for flipping over your handlebars, very rarely is this intended or fun. I taught a brief safety & handling course at Tesseract School in Phoenix today. It’s a private high school that’s put aside regular classes this week and tasked all teachers with starting a club. A teacher that just moved […]

Bike Education in Tempe

Since I’ve become an LCI back in March 2009, I’ve been attempting to get bike education off the ground in Tempe. It’s been almost a year in the making but I’ve finally scheduled a class. Feb 20th, 2010, 10am-3pm at The Bicycle Cellar. You can find more details here. You may be asking yourself, I […]

Friday January 15th, 2010 in Education, Tempe | No Comments »

On becoming LCI certified…

Being part of TBAG has increased my interest in bikes many times over since I was elected to the board. In March of 2009, TBAG sponsored me to become a certified League of American Bicyclists League Cycling Instructor. I traveled down to Tucson where the course was being held and thanks to a discount from […]