About Us

The Village Bicycle is a community resource for cyclist in the San Francisco, Seattle, New York, and Boston areas.

This is who we are, where we’ve been and where we’re off to.

The Village Bicycle (Administrator): My hope with The Village Bicycle is to highlight bike culture’s many forms in my favorite bike friendly cities and to create a community resource for cyclists. I started the blog for people who are new to a city and want all the basics on getting around on their bike: the best routes, best bars, which public transits are the fastest, etc; and for people who have lived in the city for years, know all the secrets, and want to spread the word on what makes their city the best on bike. Other than that, I bleed green and gold for the Oakland A’s. Any and all, past or present, bike/Oakland Athletics questions and/or comments can be directed to kathymcguirehascome at gmail dot com.

Jackson Allen lives and works in Santa Cruz, CA and enjoys riding almost anything with two wheels. His BMX background has prepared him for the prospect of a post apocalyptic world full of rideable terrain, but he agrees that we should all try to ride our bikes more and save the world if at all possible. Photo by Dave Reuss.

Rebecca Glaser is engaged in a tumultuous, long-term, and co-dependent relationship with her bike and is happy to have a space to write about it. She bikes the finest streets of San Francisco every day to work, eat, and sometimes see the ocean. She loves biking in the sunshine, she loves not having a car, and she loves watching the people around her travel more and more on two wheels. She used to have a bike with baskets that exactly fit a 6-pack on each side, and she would like to have that again, pleas

David Cowen: I recently ended what I assumed for years was perpetual bachelor by marrying an incredible woman, one who unconditionally loves a 38-year-old that rides a bike and wears a backpack. For now, I’m happy to let her do the driving, and she’s amazed at my almost daily long hauls atop a bike saddle. Because I don’t drive, I ride a bike mostly out of necessity. Beyond this, I appreciate the exercise, the (relative) fresh air; and the “gas mileage” can’t be beat! Nevertheless, I don’t consider myself a hardcore cyclist, as I stick mostly to flat streets, and I have lots to learn about bike maintenance.
When not cycling, I love reading; writing (blogging and otherwise); listening to a variety of music, especially indie rock and jazz; watching offbeat movies; enjoying good food, coffee, beer, and wine; hiking; camping; and when affordable, traveling.
I have a Master’s degree in English that I’m hardly using, but I work with inner city kids and generally enjoy what I do. I also do some newsletter editing and layout on the side.  Look Mom, I have a radio station.


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  • 1. carla  |  August 14, 2008 at 6:41 pm



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