This Week’s Wandering News

In light of May being national bike month – along with the fact that Bike to Work Week starts this Monday – this post focuses on the week’s environmental/bicycle-related travel news. Enjoy!

Dominic Gill is cycling from the northern edge of the world to the southern tip – on a tandem bicycle, by himself. He left Alaska last June and was near Guatemala last time he checked in, and he’s been picking up riders willing to pedal with him along the way! Vagablogging interviews Gill, and includes video and links to the ‘Take a Seat’ homepage.

Having just returned from the Bay area and fallen in love with both the city and the greenery, I was sorry to see this news – via SFist, the mayor of Belmont (a bustling suburb just south of San Francisco) is refusing to sign the Sierra Club’s ‘Mayor’s Climate Protection Agreement.’ Sad to see more evidence of a lack of commitment to preserving our natural environment.

Got ideas to travel in Eastern Europe? Consider an alternative mode of transport – The New York Times has a great article and photo slideshow about cycling coastal Croatia.

Michael Green over at Bike Blog wraps up in photos and video the three-city Velocity Tour 2007 – a series of bicycle messenger Velodrome races that determines who’s going to the Cycle Messenger World Championships in Dublin this year.

Ever seen a cycling pub? No, I don’t mean I bar for cyclists – I mean a bar that travels the streets via the pedal power of customers enjoying a pint! Conortje posts pictures and reflects on the wonders of the Amsterdam by bicycle.

Convinced that bicycle commuting is not a reasonable alternative because of a professional job? Bike Commute Tips blog interviews a newspaper reporter who’s been in the biz for over 20 years, rides 50 miles roundtrip to work each day and meets almost all of his contacts by bike.

Happy Travels (by bike)!

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