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May 13, 2012

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Mike

Thanks Bill for letting us know this ride was happening. Great to see people on bikes coming together as a community, though I hope we never have to gather for this particular reason again.

AlanM

"Moving. Touching. Inspiring. All three."
Most definitely. Thank you for helping, being there, and caring.

Peter Parker

500 cyclists! That's amazing and wonderful news! I'm so impressed and wish I could have been there. Thanks for the coverage Bill!

Phil Hiems

And this guy uses these deaths as an excuse to rail against cyclists on the roads:

http://www.therecord.com/opinion/columns/article/723075--road-ahead-bicycles-need-their-own-space

UN-F'ing-BELIEVABLE!

Shame on you, Jeff Outhit. You make it pretty clear that you're not a cyclist, so maybe you should stick to talking about things you know.

Amrak

Relax bud, he isn't against cyclists. He's simply being pragmatic on the subject.

Brendan

Boy I wish I hadn't been on a plane during this ride, I really wanted to join in. Jeff Outhit has made his stance clear, he hates bicycles. This was a great way to show him he is wrong on so many levels. Oddly, I just got back from Portland where they have the most amazing cycling and light rail culture. It was so impressive to see a 5 year old riding the cycling lanes with his mom and dad on his way to soccer practice at 5pm on a Thursday! Unreal. Cyclists, cars and transit can all get along on the same roads, but the culture must be built around the infrastructure. If you build it, they will use it! One way streets in the downtown core are the simple solution to any congestion and narrow street worries. Most roads are plenty wide enough for a cycling lane, but our red tape culture prevents us from simply putting them down where they are needed most!

Phil Hiems

Amrak, he's against cycling as a functional form of transportation.

That's not pragmatic, that's idiotic.

Pragmatism would be choosing an incredibly convenient, low-cost, environmentally-friendly way to move around town, with the added benefits of "fun and exercise".

He's also opposed to "lectures about the need to share the road."

Ridiculous and offensive, especially considering the timing. Shame.

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Bill Bean


  • North America is eventually going to figure out that, for all the right reasons, we need more bicycles on our roads. Dust off your bicycle and go cycling. And if the gas-burning dinosaurs start to crowd you, it's your road and you paid for it. Take the lane for yourself.

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