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Conversations with community leaders and how bicycling is making cities better. From star wars cosplay to community gardener, we nerd out on the aspects of their lives that influence their work on two wheels.

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Conversations with community leaders and how bicycling is making cities better. From star wars cosplay to community gardener, we nerd out on the aspects of their lives that influence their work on two wheels.

    Episode 115: Motivated & Making Change

    Episode 115: Motivated & Making Change

    This week Kyle welcomes Baltimore City Council member Ryan Dorsey. Kyle talks with Ryan about his motivations for seeking out public office, how the context of his policy and legislative solutions are informed by Baltimore’s challenges, and his effort to advance transportation solutions that actively dismantle structural racial and inequality.Touch base with the Bike Nerds on Twitter, Facebook, or email to leave your feedback. Even better - leave a review on iTunes! The Bike Nerds Podcast is sponsored Saris Infrastructure. Community demonstrations and temporary pop-up bike lanes just got a little bit more fun, inspiring and safe with Saris Infrastructure’s new Wave Delineators. These wavey lane delineators have been part of pilot programs across the country, and now they're available to anyone or any group interested. Learn more at http://sarisinfrastructure.com.

    Episode 114: 200 Years of Bicycle History

    Episode 114: 200 Years of Bicycle History

    This week Kyle welcomes back to the show, historian and author Evan Friss. Evan discusses his new book, On Bicycles: A 200 Year History of Cycling in New York City, a deep dive into the colorful and fraught history of cycling in New York City, showing how it has served as a mirror of the city’s changing social, economic, infrastructural, and cultural politics since it first appeared. Pick up a copy of the new from Columbia University Press (http://tiny.cc/qo307y) or wherever books are sold.Touch base with the Bike Nerds on Twitter, Facebook, or email to leave your feedback. Even better - leave a review on iTunes! The Bike Nerds Podcast is sponsored Saris Infrastructure. Community demonstrations and temporary pop-up bike lanes just got a little bit more fun, inspiring and safe with Saris Infrastructure’s new Wave Delineators. These wavey lane delineators have been part of pilot programs across the country, and now they're available to anyone or any group interested. Learn more at sarisinfrastructure.com.

    Episode 113: In the Event of an Emergency…

    Episode 113: In the Event of an Emergency…

    This week Kyle reaches beyond the bicycle world for an interview with Tim Riecker, project manager and principal consultant with Emergency Preparedness Solutions (www.epsllc.biz) - a firm specializing in comprehensive emergency management planning. Tim has over two decades of experience in public safety, including local emergency response as a chief officer, state-level emergency management as a senior manager, and public safety consulting across the nation. Kyle and Tim dig into the details of how communities prepare for emergencies, the importance of robust transportation systems in emergency considerations, and the role bicycles can play in the event of an emergency. Touch base with the Bike Nerds on Twitter, Facebook, or email to leave your feedback. Even better - leave a review on iTunes! The Bike Nerds Podcast is sponsored Bike Fixation. Community demonstrations and temporary pop-up bike lanes just got a little bit more fun, inspiring and safe with Bike Fixation's new Wave Delineators. These wavey lane delineators have been part of pilot programs across the country, and now they're available to anyone or any group interested. Learn more at bikefixation.com.

    Episode 112: Getting Real With Bike Share

    Episode 112: Getting Real With Bike Share

    This week Sara talks with Waffiyyah Murray, Better Bike Share Partnership Program Coordinator. Waffiyyah is a Philadelphia native with a love for walking and biking with over fourteen years of experience working with different Philadelphia-based non-profit and community organizations. In her current role as the Better Bike Share Partnership Program Manager, Waffiyyah works to address barriers to the use of bike share in low-income communities and communities of color and increase equitable access in bike-share systems nationally.
    Touch base with the Bike Nerds on Twitter, Facebook, or email to leave your feedback. Even better - leave a review on iTunes! The Bike Nerds Podcast is sponsored Bike Fixation. Community demonstrations and temporary pop-up bike lanes just got a little bit more fun, inspiring and safe with Bike Fixation's new Wave Delineators. These wavey lane delineators have been part of pilot programs across the country, and now they're available to anyone or any group interested. Learn more at bikefixation.com.

    Episode 111: Of Bikes, Fun, Culture, and Cities

    Episode 111: Of Bikes, Fun, Culture, and Cities

    This week Sara talks with Dr. Sarah McCullough, Associate Director of the Feminist Research Institute at UC Davis. The two Sara(h)’s start with a discussion on the formation of mountain biking, the community movement that it create and its early ties to social justice movements around the world. From there, they explore the relationship between the joy of cycling as it relates to public space in cities and the positioning of people within those discussion. Stay current with Dr. McCullough’s work by visiting sarahmccphd.com and fri.ucdavis.edu.
    Touch base with the Bike Nerds on Twitter, Facebook, or email to leave your feedback. Even better - leave a review on iTunes! The Bike Nerds Podcast is sponsored Bike Fixation. Community demonstrations and temporary pop-up bike lanes just got a little bit more fun, inspiring and safe with Bike Fixation's new Wave Delineators. These wavey lane delineators have been part of pilot programs across the country, and now they're available to anyone or any group interested. Learn more at bikefixation.com

    Episode 110: Advocacy As Mobility Justice

    Episode 110: Advocacy As Mobility Justice

    This week Sara talks with Dr. Mimi Sheller, Director of the Center for Mobilities Research and Policy and Professor of Sociology at Drexel University. Dr. Sheller’s most recent book - “Mobility Justice: The Politics of Movement in an Age of Extremes” - serves as the backdrop of this conversation about centering our own advocacy on the intersections of power, inequality, transportation, climate action, and justice. Pick up a copy of Dr. Sheller’s book here: https://goo.gl/CAqCbQ. Touch base with the Bike Nerds on Twitter, Facebook, or email to leave your feedback. Even better - leave a review on iTunes! The Bike Nerds Podcast is sponsored Bike Fixation. Community demonstrations and temporary pop-up bike lanes just got a little bit more fun, inspiring and safe with Bike Fixation's new Wave Delineators. These wavey lane delineators have been part of pilot programs across the country, and now they're available to anyone or any group interested. Learn more at bikefixation.com

Customer Reviews

duckbuff ,

Bike Nerds Rule!

Sara and Kyle share their light-hearted brilliance and wisdom with a multitude of amazing guests. There is so much amazing, wonky content to nerd out on I can't get enough. It took all of the first episode to get hooked and feel like they are just another voice in the room for conversations I have every day. Thank you Bike Nerds for inspiring so many people to get on bikes!

Akdball ,

Bike Culture

Let’s get more people on bikes! Thanks for doing this Nerds.

Ellebrady ,

Nerdy Goodness

Your show is always fun and informative. I love to hear you guys laugh about some of this stuff, because it can get serious really fast. Looking forward to meeting you in NOLA! Question for you: episode 98 (micro transit) addressed some issues of ROW; can you talk about working with ADA issues and the great partnership that is possible with persons with disabilities as we figure all of this out?

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