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Bringing human stories and humanity back to the conversations around bicycles. Learn how the news effects our day-to-day lives, hear stories from new riders, and dig in deep with a diverse coalition of folks that make bikes better for all humans. We'll laugh, we'll cry, and we'll eat lots of snacks.

Randonnista Laura Jillian

    • Health & Fitness
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Bringing human stories and humanity back to the conversations around bicycles. Learn how the news effects our day-to-day lives, hear stories from new riders, and dig in deep with a diverse coalition of folks that make bikes better for all humans. We'll laugh, we'll cry, and we'll eat lots of snacks.

    A Very Special Clips Episode

    A Very Special Clips Episode

    Hey Folks - today is a very short holiday episode. We'll start with how to fight back against the overturning of Roe V. Wade, then finish off with some amazing clips of riders telling me what biking means to them. This seemed like a great show for July 4th as most of the responses are centered around the freedom of the bicycle. Thanks and please find links to all of the resources mentioned in the episode below!
    abortion.cafe - collection of abortion resourcesshoutyourabortion.com - campaign to normalize abortiondonations4abortion.com - donate to support abortion funds by statesecure.actblue.com/donate/supportabortionfunds - donate to the national network of abortion funds (donations split between 80+ abortion funds)usow.org/repro/volunteer - list of abortion clinics across the country that need volunteersdontbanequality.com - language for companies to use to stand against the rulingplancpills.org/ambassadors - early abortion access pills you can store in your cabinetprochoice.org - abortion access hotlinenatalist.com/products/early-pregnancy-test-strips - buy early pregnancy test stripsplannedparenthood.org/learn/birth-control - get info on types of birth controlchoice.crd.co - collection of these above links and more, managed by @starplanes (DM them on twitter to add more)guttmacher.org/state-policy/explore/abortion-policy-absence-roe - abortion policy by state as of June 1, 2022More in-depth version: guttmacher.org/state-policy 

    • 11 min
    More Events, Racing Part 2, Dirt!: Featuring the Hustle Hive

    More Events, Racing Part 2, Dirt!: Featuring the Hustle Hive

    Welcome folks to Episode 13! I have a great episode for you folks today. For Bike News, I will update you on Porter Square and tell you about 3 exciting upcoming events!. For Friends on Bikes Eating Dessert, I sit down with Gabby and Bridget for the Part 2 of our racing series. They recap me on how their latest race went and tell people to sign up and join them. For a Deeper Look, I sit down with the organizers of the Hustle Hive who discuss their journey to getting more women, trans, femme, and non-binary riders out on the dirt with them. And finally I wrap up with a replay of my first game with my friend Bridget Copes because I was feeling a little nostalgic this week!
    Thank you to Gabby, Bridget Tan, Kristen, Charlotte and Bridget Copes for joining me on this episode. The theme and music for this show were created by the amazing Kate Hardly. Her album, West, is available now on her bandcamp page: https://katehardly.bandcamp.com/.
    Randonnista is produced, hosted, recorded, and edited by me, Laura Jillian, with special guest host Watson the Bike Dog. You can stay connected with the show at Randonnista.com and see segment extras @Randonnista on Instagram and my YouTube Channel, https://www.youtube.com/user/TheRealLauraJillian, and follow Watson’s biking adventures @Watsonthebikedog on Instagram. If you’re enjoying the show please tag #randonnista in your posts so we can see it! I love hearing from the audience!
    Here are the links from this episode!
    REI Ride #2 on June 23 - RSVP HERERide for Black Lives VII: Black JoyCommonWheels 6th Annual Walden Pond Ride@WomenonWheels.boston on Instagram@the_hustle_hive on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/teamvelodash/https://www.instagram.com/wbphlracing/

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Big Question: How Do I Integrate My Bike Into Everyday Life

    Big Question: How Do I Integrate My Bike Into Everyday Life

    Today, we'll be doing a deep dive into one specific biking topic. I'm calling it the Big Question. Listen in as Amy Ingles and I discuss how you can start using your bicycle to do more things in your life, especially those last mile rides to the grocery store or nearby.
    Upcoming Events:
    June 5: Bike to the Sea https://biketothesea.org/event/bike-to-the-sea-day-ride-2022/
    June 5: Kittie Knox https://www.massbike.org/kittieknoxride_22
    June 9: Bike Bash https://www.massbike.org/bikebash_22
    June 11: Pride Ride https://www.mobilize.us/bostoncyclistsunion/event/459273/?force_banner=true&share_context=event_details&share_medium=copy_link
    June 9-11: 20mi2 https://www.20mi2.com/cycle20mi2
    Memorial Drive Petition: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScQVRB9Kk8t1vwfkMFLihWNArzMhAP36lnE97KwgBNKxfTYfA/viewform

    • 49 min
    Bay State Bike Month and Rides Galore: Featuring Galen Mook

    Bay State Bike Month and Rides Galore: Featuring Galen Mook

    Welcome folks to Episode 12! I have a great episode for you folks today. For Bike News, I give some positive infrastructure news and highlight some of the many May rides happening. For Friends on Bikes Eating Dessert, I brought back Yari, to discuss the important topic of how to lead a bike ride, and she'll stay on with me at the end for the game of how to not be "that ride". Finally, our Deeper Look is none other than my former Bike Talk co-host and the Executive Director of MassBike, Galen Mook.
    Thank you to Yari and Galen for joining me on this episode. The theme and music for this show were created by the amazing Kate Hardly. Her album, West, is available now on her bandcamp page: https://katehardly.bandcamp.com/.
    Randonnista is produced, hosted, recorded, and edited by me, Laura Jillian, with special guest host Watson the Bike Dog. You can stay connected with the show at Randonnista.com and see segment extras @Randonnista on Instagram and my YouTube Channel, https://www.youtube.com/user/TheRealLauraJillian, and follow Watson’s biking adventures @Watsonthebikedog on Instagram. If you’re enjoying the show please tag #randonnista in your posts so we can see it! I love hearing from the audience!
    Here are the links from this episode!
    Bay State Bike MonthBike Lanes Provide Positive Economic ImpactList of Lots of events! 2022 Neighborhood Ride Series: Mattapan Tour de FarmsREI - Boston Pedals TogetherSunset Cycling SeriesBike-In MovieRide For Black Lives May20Mi2 New Bedford RideKittie Knox Ride

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Rides, Racing, and Inclusivity: Featuring Meg Cater

    Rides, Racing, and Inclusivity: Featuring Meg Cater

    Welcome back folks Episode 11of the Randonnista Podcast! I’m your host, Laura, and this is the podcast that strives to bring humanity and human stories back to the conversations around bicycles. In today’s episode I have some big news to share as PQ joins me for lots of infrastructure and ride updates in Bike News! For Friends on Bikes eating Dessert we will have Part 1 of a 2 part series about newer bike riders who are taking the dive into racing. Gabby joined me today to talk about her inspiration for move and how training is going, she will also come back at the end of the episode where we play a fun game about some cool cycling facts! And finally for our Deeper Look today, I talked to Meg Cater who talked to me about her journey and growth through cycling to find a community that they felt comfortable in as they explored their beliefs about equity and their gender roles journey. 
    Links for this show:
    Porter Square Bike Lanes: https://www.cambridgema.gov/citycalendar/view.aspx?guid=5a0d9b6acfe94757a1d98e9df6016976&https://www.cambridgema.gov/citycalendar/view.aspx?guid=5a0d9b6acfe94757a1d98e9df6016976&
    Cummins Highway Meeting: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcuduGsqzsrHtCQVrh6xxMfQ4-dOvlH-qnV?utm_source=Transportation+&utm_campaign=2022-0419+Cummins+and+Age-Friendly+Design&utm_medium=email
    https://www.boston.gov/departments/age-strong-commission/age-friendly-boston?utm_source=Transportation+&utm_campaign=2022-0419+Cummins+and+Age-Friendly+Design&
    REI Bike Month Events: https://bostonpedalstogether.splashthat.com/
    Women on Wheels Boston & Randonnista Led Ride Sponsored by REI https://sunsetcyclingseries.splashthat.com/
    Ride For Black Lives April: https://www.facebook.com/events/400920438148188/
    Mayor's Bike Bonanza: https://www.facebook.com/events/304759858502541/?
    Bicycle Friendly States Ranking: https://bikeleague.org/content/new-2022-bicycle-friendly-states-rankings-massachusetts?fbclid=IwAR2uqUr3y2qeNYOSwH5s0oo__vsMErmLAG1-ySlnyGVGGiatX0xrdLkt5LU
    Help pass the 3ft Passing Law in MA: https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/massbike/pages/5828/attachments/original/1629735130/AATRTF_Bill_192nd_One-Pager.pdf?1629735130https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/massbike/pages/5828/attachments/original/1629735130/AATRTF_Bill_192nd_One-Pager.pdf?1629735130

    • 1 hr 43 min
    Music, Mental Health, and Riding with Kids: Featuring YT

    Music, Mental Health, and Riding with Kids: Featuring YT

    Links coming soon!
    Hello everyone! I realize it’s been a couple of weeks since my last show and I want to address this lapse for a moment. In light of Women’s History Month, I needed to take a moment for myself and focus my attention elsewhere. I have been on a job hunt and was dealing with a few personal issues, HOWEVER, I believe all of this will soon be behind me and I can go back to my regularly scheduled bi-weekly shows and hopefully start bringing in that new content I teased at the beginning of the year.
    I want to thank all of my listeners out there. This is a passion project, and a solo adventure, so it means the world to me that people are listening and enjoying this show. You all know how much I care about biking and want to make is more accessible and approachable. Every time a friend approaches me and says something nice about the show, I melt inside. And even with the hiatus, I still broke the 1000 downloads mark this week which is such an honor. So thank you and today marks episode 10! Here’s to another 100!
    Ok, mushy part out of the way. I have a great episode for you folks today. For Bike News, I enlisted my new friend Bridget Tan to talk about some more infrastructure updates, including an e-bike rally that is out of date now (apologies) but is still really important and you can still reach out to your representatives to get those bills moving, and Bridget and I break down the perfect song to listen to while you ride your bike. For Friends on Bikes Eating Dessert, I brought back co-organizer and bike friend, Saskia, to discuss the benefits of self care and how biking can improve your mental health. This topic is near and dear to me and I loved this conversation. Finally, we’ll wrap up today with my deeper look at YT and how she has evolved from a SCUL leader to a BONES leader. Her journey around biking with her kid and how emersing your children in a lifestyle can make that lifestyle more common place to them.
    There is no game this week, but it will be back this spring and summer as I am able to get outside again with my friends on their bikes. 
    Thank you everyone and here’s the episode!

    • 1 hr 38 min

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