Posts about 'Community Building'
Posted on 02. Aug, 2013 by Melanie Colavito.
There is possibly nothing that sums up the spirit of Utility Cycling better than a bike move. Having recently moved – though not by bike, since it was to a different city – I am still reeling from the amount of waste a move creates. Cardboard, gas, money, donuts, your back, you name it. And [...]
Posted on 10. Apr, 2013 by Melanie Colavito.
Tucson is lucky to be getting not one, but two great Cyclovia events this year! What is Cyclovia you say? Cyclovia is a car-free event, whereby city streets are closed to motorized traffic and opened up to all forms of non-motorized traffic for the day. It’s a great way to experience your community in new [...]
Posted on 28. Feb, 2013 by Melanie Colavito.
Cyclovia is a fun, family-friendly event in which city streets get closed down to cars for a day and opened up to pedestrians, cyclists, skateboarders, and other non-motorized forms of transportation. It’s an opportunity to build community and get to know your city in a different way. In Tucson, we were fortunate to have a [...]
Posted on 07. Jan, 2013 by Melanie Colavito.
Happy New Year! Wow, I must admit, I am somewhat stunned that we are already one week into 2013. I wasn’t quite prepared for 2012 to be over yet. Anyhow, as has been the tradition here at Utility Cycling, I’m doing a “year in review” post, albeit a few days late. But as I looked [...]
Posted on 17. Aug, 2012 by Melanie Colavito.
So you’ve got to run some errands on your way home from work, which include a trip to the grocery store, as well as a stop at the pet store to get a bag of food for your furry friends. You normally commute by bike, but there’s no way you can comfortably carry groceries for [...]
Posted on 23. Jul, 2012 by Melanie Colavito.
A few weeks ago, I was visiting Capitol Reef National Park in Utah. My husband and I were setting up camp, when what to my wondering eyes should appear, but a Park Ranger riding by pulling a bike trailer full of gear! That Park Ranger is Lori Rome, who is the Chief of Interpretation at [...]
Posted on 18. Mar, 2012 by Melanie Colavito.
Bike advocacy is a key element in the improvement of cycling in all its forms: sport, recreation, and utility. Recently, in the United States, bike advocacy issues have taken center stage, especially as cycling has become a heated issue on Capitol Hill and beyond. There have been many proposals to cut funding for bicycling and [...]
Posted on 31. Dec, 2011 by Melanie Colavito.
Another year has come and gone here at Utility Cycling. It’s been a year of ups and downs. The year started out strong with lots of great posts from myself, Josh Lipton, and Stacey Moses. We made some good progress in the summer towards the Utility Cycling book we’ve been dreaming up for a while. [...]
Posted on 09. Nov, 2011 by Melanie Colavito.
For most of the U.S. (and I say most, because here in Arizona, we prefer to be different), the Daylight Savings time switch has darkened many a bike commute. In the fall, when the time switch occurs, there is one hour less of daylight in the afternoon, which means a much darker bike commute. Fortunately, [...]