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Everybody Ride! A Local Bike Manufacturer & His Inspiration

Everybody Ride! A Local Bike Manufacturer & His Inspiration

While I may ride a Dutch bike, that’s not the standard bike for everyone in my family. My stepson a.k.a.  “Little Ding” took up biking this past spring when we found a way to adapt a standard kid’s bike to work with some of the unique challenges his Cerebral Palsy brings to riding a bike. […]

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Beer for Bikes – Fundraiser for Adaptive Bikes

Beer for Bikes – Fundraiser for Adaptive Bikes

If you’re in the Kansas City area later this month, here is a fundraiser worth attending – fun AND for a great cause.  Thursday, January 27th the Young Variety group of KC is hosting their 2nd annual Beer For Bikes event.  One of the members has her own blog LaurenWantstoKnow and describes the fundraiser thusly: […]

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Come Ride on The Great Western Trail and Raise Money for Adaptive Bikes

Come Ride on The Great Western Trail and Raise Money for Adaptive Bikes

Project Mobility and Haines Middle School are teaming up on Saturday November 13th to raise money to buy adaptive bikes for kids with disabilities.  This is the first year for the event and they are inviting everyone to come out and join their bike ride and help the students from Haines Middle School raise money […]

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The Multiple Uses of an Adaptive Bike

The Multiple Uses of an Adaptive Bike

I’ve written before in this blog about our young adaptive rider and the freedom and independence having his own modified bike has given him. When he’s on a bike, he’s not the kid with Cerebral Palsy or the little kid who wears braces, but just another kid on a bike.  It’s been a great summer […]

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Lovely City Bikes and Updated Adaptive Bike Resources

Lovely City Bikes and Updated Adaptive Bike Resources

My focus on this bike blog is not on racing bikes, touring bikes, or even mountain bikes – though I do love a good mountain bike. Instead,  I write about upright bikes – those bikes that a wide-range of cyclists with varying ability can take advantage of.  These types of bikes can serve many different […]

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Where are You Riding Your Bike This Weekend?

Where are You Riding Your Bike This Weekend?

Yes, yes, it’s not Friday yet, but ya got to start planning your weekend before Friday or you’ll hit yourself on the forehead and say D’oh!  I wish I would have known about that event earlier in the week!” A lot of us ride every day, and use our bikes for our basic transportation. But […]

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Bike & Kayak Beach Party with Adaptive Adventures

Bike & Kayak Beach Party with Adaptive Adventures

On Sunday we headed north to Osterman beach here in in Chicago for a BBQ, biking and kayaking party hosted by the folks from Adaptive Adventures. The great bike folks from Creative Mobility were there as well, with their trailer full of adaptive bikes. Since the beach is right at the northern turnaround for the […]

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