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Expanding the cycling movement

The bike movement, which was accustomed to being a little movement, hasn't necessarily figured out how to be a part of the broader landscape of social change.  --"Bike Advocacy's Blind Spot" Southwest Bike Initiative is about increasing and expanding the…

Protecting people on our streets

...pedestrians are 2-3 times more likely to suffer a fatality when struck by an SUV or pickup truck than when struck by a passenger car...The higher risk of fatality associated with being struck by an SUV or pickup also applies…

Creating a national bicycling policy

Here is my superstition: When you focus on creating more good things, you get more good things;  When you focus on solving problems, you get more problems.  --Jing Zhang, May ITE Journal, "member to member" As we develop a national…

Catching the spirit of the Iron Horse

"the biking circle and community is great".  --Howard Grotts, 2018 Iron Horse Men's Champion Durango, Colorado is a beautiful Western town.  This year's 47th Annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic celebrated Durango's cycling heritage, and expanded the fun by weaving in…

Team CSP-SBI kits available

Southwest Bike Initiative invites you to join our team of cycling ambassadors, Team CSP-SBI, on this bike to work month 2018!  Clothing is available through Wednesday May 22 on our online store.  Take a look and enjoy the ride!  Sizing…

Artful living in the East Mountains

This year I realized how much I rely on riding, for my socializing even.  Half the people I know are the people I wave at and say hi to on my bicycle.  I miss being out there."  Brud Grossman, "The…

2017, a year in cycling

2017, a year in cycling by cycling ambassador Stephen Wolfe My wife Kyoko and I started out 2017 with a cycling adventure as part of our planned trip to New Zealand, a place neither of us had been. We spent…

Team CSP-SBI’s Tom Sisk receives science award

Team CSP-SBI cycling ambassador Tom Sisk was honored by the Defenders of Wildlife with a science award this Fall.  Tom joined a prestigious group including Senator Martin Heinrich of New Mexico, and Dr. Nathan Varley and Linda Thurston from Yellowstone…

Cycling traditions in Albuquerque, NM

Pez Cycling published a feature article on Albuquerque cycling stalwart John Frey.  Over the 3+ years I’ve lived here I’ve met John many times while out cycling.  Even before I moved here I was aware of the US 40 kilometer…

Movement is life, and more reasons to cycle to work

“Imagine if a team of scientists devised a drug which massively reduced people’s chances of developing cancer or heart disease, cutting their overall likelihood of dying early by 40%....That drug is already here, albeit administered in a slightly different way:…