Build It, Bike it, Be a Part of It

May was Bike Month and yes I know I am incredibly late on getting this interview directly onto the site (that is what happens when you move your life across the country). At any rate, I had the pleasure of meeting Jim Sayer, Exective Director of Adventure Cycling last year at the California Bike Summit. Jim introduced my to Winona Bateman, the media director for The Adventure Cycling Association. I interviewed Winona in May to discuss their recent fundraising campaign – Build It, Bike It, Be a Part of It. The campaign raised more that $50,000 for the US Bicycle Route System. We were honored to be asked to be a web supporter. A bike goal for me for 2012 is to start touring; I hope to squeeze in a bike overnight somewhere on the East Coast. Get all of your maps, ideas and inspiration for bike touring from this lovely group of people.

 

A chat with Brooke and Deb of Moxie Cycling

Next year, we are going to RAGBRAI! I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Brooke and Deb the two owners of Moxie Cycling Company out of Minnesota. Moxie has a line of attractive and unique cycling tops for women that are made in the US. The are functional and stylish. Moxie supports Kathryn Bertine in her amazing road to the olympic trials.

We chatted about RAGBRAI which, in case you don’t know is on my bicycle bucket list. The event takes place on IOWA in the dead of summer. It is not a race, it’s a ride that includes camping in fields and being hosted by small towns who essentially compete to be on the route itinerary. What’s not to love….?