.The Bike Issue

May 2, 2012

A Protest on Two Wheels

In the spring of 2009, four parents from North Oakland decided to raise money for their PTA with a neat stunt: They rode their bikes 100 miles to Sacramento. "It was a physical challenge," ride organizer Michael Napolitano said. "But, symbolically, I thought it was important to work hard." The idea...
May 2, 2012

How to Buy a Bike When You Don’t Know Jack About Bikes

I don't know anything about bikes. I live in Oakland, I wear skinny jeans, I play in a rock band, I work at an alt-weekly for chrissakes, and I do not own a bike. I realize that...
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