Biking


EPISODE 1: BIKING SAFELY IN A CITY

 

GUESTS

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Marc Caswell, San Francisco Bicycle Coalition

Marc joined the staff at the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition in 2008 as Program Manager. Marc previously worked as Media & Communications/Program Associate at Urban Habitat, a regional social and environmental justice organization. Before that, he worked in the Florida Legislature and on various political campaigns since graduating from the University of Florida with a BA in Sociology of Religion. Marc is a regular bike commuter, and an occasional bike camper. 

A bike safety class for taxi drivers?  Marc's the teacher.  Listen to the story here

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Patrick Smith, Cycles of Change

Patrick is the Assistant Coordinator and an Educator at Cycles of Change in Oakland. Patrick's professional life began with a passion for cycling, and has led him to over 25 years of experience in media relations, customer service, and product development for bicycle companies and organizations in the Bay Area.  A rodeo for bikers?! Listen here to find out how Patrick makes sure all the kids are saddled up.


SOUND "BITES"

Making a right turn safely on a bike or in a car. 

Hand signaling without losing your balance. 

How to avoid top causes of accidents. 

Theft prevention. 

Alternatives to rear view mirrors. 


RESOURCES

The League of American Cyclists
www.bikeleague.org

Bikes Belong's Reasons to Bike
www.bikesbelong.org

Bicycling Life
www.bicyclinglife.com

San Francisco Street Safety Education
www.sfbike.org/?edu

Cycles of Change Bikemobile & Fix-a-thon
www.cyclesofchange.org/programs/bike-mobile

Workman Cycles
www.worksmancycles.com

Online Smart Cycling Program
www.bikeleague.org/content/watch-video

Bicycle Rules of the Road
www.chp.ca.gov/html/bicycleriding.html

Wheel Kids Bicycle Camp
www.wheelkids.com

East Bay Bicycle Coalition
www.ebbc.org

San Francisco Yellow Bike Project
www.sfyellowbike.org

Video: Changing a Flat Tire
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wlt2xog9-9Q 

Photos


Featured Songs

“I Like My Bike” by Kimya Dawson
“Apology Song” by The Decemberists
“The Bike Song” by Mark Ronson & The Business Intl.
“Hotel Aurora” by Tin Hat Trio


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Meal of Fortune Challenge

During our Meal of Fortune Challenge, we showed our live audience how to change a flat tire and then challenged them to see who could get the job done the quickest.  Listen to hear just what it takes to get from flat to fixed in minutes.


FEATURED STORIES

Charlie Mintz brings us inside a training session where cab drivers learn how to share the road with cyclists. 

A rodeo? For bikes? You bet! Listen as kids take off at Cycles of Change's Bike Rodeo. 

Old World Food Truck owner and chef, Kenny Hockhart defines what 'Jewish Comfortfood' means to him.