Site Map for Ken Kifer's Bike Pages
This list includes all the pages in the Bike Pages part of the site. Remember that the directories include general discussions of their topics.
The following two pages are not in Ken Kifer's Bike Pages but are linked to it, as they are of interest to my bicycling readers:
What Is New? This page comments on the additions and changes to my site as they occur.
Copyright Information Every article on this site was written by me; every graphic and photo was made by me. My policy towards using or quoting material from this site, a policy in keeping with copyright policy everywhere.
The Bike Page's Home Page This page explains the purpose of the site, provides some useful information, has a list of the directories which explains their functions, and a list of the pages linking to it and their functions. As a new feature, I am adding some interesting news item or tidbit from time to time.
The Help Page Information about the design of this site and help for finding materials within it.
Comments from Readers Find out what others have been saying about this site since it opened.
Site Map for Ken Kifer's Bike Pages All the URL's and descriptions on a single page, for those who would prefer to keep it simple.
For Webmasters Only If you have a web site and wish to link to me or have me link to you, be sure to read this page.
Newsletter Shorts Short articles written for the express purpose of publication in newsletters (NOTE: Do not use material from anywhere else).
The Cyclist Lifestyle:
The Cyclist Lifestyle A definition of what a cyclist is plus links to all my articles with a sociological, psychological, or historical nature. This directory also includes two articles about bicycles.
Why I Ride a Bike Six very strong reasons for being a cyclist; these are not all of my reasons or all possible reasons by any means.
New Bike for $100! A simple method of acquiring an excellent bicycle at a low cost: an environmentally friendly method for non-consumers.
Old Bikes A look at the bicycles that have been a part of my life. Nothing special; just sweet memories.
Some Subtle Clues That Indicate a True Cyclist® Spotting a cyclist in today's crowd is not as difficult as it may first appear.
Living in an Automobile Culture The automobile dependent society that we find ourselves living in is not logical because people will not walk or bicycle even short distances but maintain an unhealthy sedentary lifestyle. They say they enjoy driving but their behavior says otherwise. How did we get this way?
I Don't Give a Continental Expresses skepticism towards the intentions of companies that sell bicycle products; not that they're our enemies per se, just that they have their own motives which aren't the same as ours.
Pedaling for President for the United States Can someone win the presidency by riding a bicycle? Joe Schriner is trying to do just that. He is emphasizing issues which cyclists would support, such as liveable communities, alternate energy, and less wasteful living.
Cycling in the Sixties: A History of US Bicycling during the 1960's Although the bike boom did not occur until the seventies, the sixties was the period of time in which modern bicycling developed. Bikeways, bike commuting, cycling events, bicycle touring, cycling publications, and racing were all activities that go back to the 1960's. During those years, the bicycle went from being a clunker to a machine you would be proud to own today.
Cycling in the Seventies: A History of US Bicycling during the 1970's The 70's was a period of rapid change, much of it due to the greening of America. People wanted smaller, less polluting cars, cleaner air, and a freer lifestyle. Cycling became popular because it helped to meet these goals, and there was a real bike boom. The cyclists of the 70's looked far different from the cyclists today.
Cycling in the Eighties: A History of US Bicycling during the 1980's The 80's was a much more conservative and economically depressed period. Cyclists had a great choice of bikes, and cycling clothing became very popular.
The True Story of The Decline of The Touring Bike Sales for touring bikes dropped in the 80's, and the common answer was "nobody goes touring any more." However, a look at statistics and at the behavior of the bike magazines and bike shops indicates a completely different cause.
Bicycling Myths Bicyclists have myths about nearly every aspect of cycling, including helmets, drinking water, speed, riding downhill, inflation pressures, leg shaving, packing the touring bike, the saddle, the bike chain, the tire tread, high-tech parts, and cycling in traffic.
Types and Codes of Behavior The code I grew up with, that
of the eco-cyclists of the 70's, and that of the consumeristic cyclists
of the 80's; different cyclist interest groups today; the problem that
conflicting codes present.
Winning Respect from Motorists
The majority of motorists are not our enemies; the same people pass us every day, and we affect how they think about us.
Through the Wrong End of the Telescope My supposition
as to why medical researchers and cyclists come to vastly different interpretations as to the safety of cycling.
Bike Commuting and Transportation:
Bike Commuting and Transportation A snapshop of the problem of gridlocked cars and the alternative of riding a bike to work plus links to articles discussing using a bicycle to get to work and/or to perform errands.
The Quadruple Advantages of Bicycle Commuting Traveling by bicycle to work has four strong benefits that cannot be denied: improve your financial condition, increase your vigor and health, avoid creating environmental problems for others, and have a good time.
My Bicycle and Walking Commutes over the Years In fifty-one years of traveling to work, school, and town, I have accumulated 18 years of walking and 14 years of bicycling. Details of how bicycle transportation has been useful to me.
Bicycles Suitable for Commuting, New or Used A Guide to all the bikes suitable for commuting with emphasis on used bikes. Includes three-speeds, Schwinn's, sports touring, touring, mountain, and hybrid bikes, with links to articles on recumbents and folders.
Bike Accessories a Commuting Cyclist Needs
Bicycles are not sold complete but usually lack basic accessories which make commuting safe and practical, such as lights, mirrors, fenders, racks, rainsuits, locks, air pumps, patch kits, and tools.
Using Errands for Bicycling Exercise
For the person who can't commute to work by bicycle, running errands on the bike can save some gasoline and provide some healthy exercise, especially on cold or gloomy days when it's tough to get out.
Problems and Solutions to Riding a Bike to Work All the bicycle commuting problems that I could think of and some solutions which might solve those problems, including solutions to dangers, time limitations, busy routes, a long distance, kids, weather, arriving smelly, flat tires, carrying a laptop, safe parking, and social acceptance.
How to Find a Route to Work by Bicycle "You can't get there from here" seems to be true for the bike commuter. Some helpful advice about seeking out bicycling routes for the busy commuting cyclist.
Tricks and Tips for Bicycle Commuting Here are some useful small suggestions that are useful in an urban environment to solve problems such as locking a bike, finding a safe place to leave it, standing the bike without a kickstand, carrying a package, and patching a tire.
The Poor, Poor Sufferin' Bicycle Commuter or How NOT to Commute A newspaper reporter tries commuting to work by bike for 28 days but finds the short commute much too difficult.
Bicycle Camping and Touring:
Bicycle Camping and Touring A description of a day on a bicycle camping trip, and links to many articles on how to tour by bicycle.
What is touring? A definition of bicycle touring, showing all the different kinds.
Why I Tour from Door to Door Explains my motives, and the advantages, of my starting and ending my trips at my doorstep whenever possible.
a Touring Trip Advice that looks at the cyclist's preferences
and abilities and that considers planning and preparation to be more important
than shedding dollars. Talks about touring books, the linkage between bike, roads,
gear, and sleeping arrangements, daily recommended distances, how much
to carry and which equipment is the most important, hostels, maps, touring
lists, how to prepare for a trip, and how to avoid ruining a trip.
Camping Starts with the ambiguity in the terms "camping"
and "touring," then goes to the paradox involved in cycling all day with
full gear through forests to spend $15 to sleep with RV's. Makes the point
that sleeping in the woods is a wonderful experience and gives a personal
history of camping with minimal equipment. Explains how simple cooking
can be, why a campground is undesirable, and what the law says about camping
on public and private property. Explains why camping is not harmful or
dangerous. Tells in great detail my procedures for finding a camping site
and spending the night. Discusses sanitation and cleanliness. Provides
a list of the items I carry.
Bicycle Touring and Camping Gear Discussion of the gear to carry on a bicycle trip plus a look at the gear I carry on my summer trips.
a Tent Looks at all the important factors in choosing
a tent but leaves the final decision to the user.
Bicycle Touring with a Solar Laptop
A discussion of the problems involved in carrying a solar powered laptop computer on a long bicycle touring and camping trip.
Touring Bags and Making Your Own Bags Discusses
the principles involved in designing touring bags, looks at the problem
created by low-rider bags, and looks at my solution. Explains that making
panniers is not difficult and looks at some of the ways to make them.
in Northeast Alabama Starts with an account of my cycling
and non-cycling familiarity with North Alabama, describes the climate by
season, explains the terrain, talks about trees, plants, and wildlife,
discusses towns and highways, attitudes towards cycling, and dogs. Talks
about the best area to visit and provides two routes through NE Alabama.
Cadence and Bicycle Gears Explains the reason for talking
about gearing, explains why bicycles have gears, explains what "gears"
are, explains cadence, helps you establish your low-gear requirements,
talks about gear-planning strategies, and provides charts for high and
Using Maps While Bicycle Touring Provides information about the kinds of maps available and shows how to infer information from road maps.
Understanding and Predicting Summer Weather While Bicycle Touring The ability to foresee changing local weather conditions can be very valuable to a cyclist.
Cooking while Bicycle Camping and Touring Being able to cook quick, tasty, and easy meals is a valuable asset when touring.
Tips and Tricks for Bicycle Touring A grab bag of tips and tricks from years of cycling.
Types of Touring Cyclists and Touring Trips Although touring cyclists may look alike, their trips may differ in significant ways.
and statistics of my long trips Enough miles to ride around
the world and enough days to be over a year out of my life (the best year!).
My Instate Bicycle Trips These are shorter trips (longest 428 miles), mostly within Alabama, totaling over 6,000 miles. Maps and brief accounts.
Trip to the Smokies, 1965 My first bicycle camping
trip, from Alabama to the Smoky Mountains and back, made on a three-speed
bike. Only two days were written up, but some additional events
are recalled. No photos.
to Ontario, 1966 As a college student, I dared to venture
into the wilderness with a Varsity bike, wool blankets, a plastic tarp,
homemade panniers, and very little money. An account written during the journey. A few photos.
to Ontario, Part II Beginning in Ontario, this second
half of my account tells of reaching Kenora and of my return trip home
down the Great River Road along the Mississippi. Written during the trip. A few photos.
Pine, 1971 Love, marriage, and cycling don't work well
together on this unhappy, one-way trip from Alabama into the Blue Ridge.
However, the two kittens had a great time. With photos.
to Pennsylvania, 1988 After 17 years, I was finally
free to ramble again. This round-trip includes travel through the Cumberland
and Allegheny Mountains to Pittsburgh, across Southern Pennsylvania to
Philadelphia, down to Washington DC, and then on down the Blue Ridge Parkway
to home. With many photos.
to Colorado, 1990 After a trip across Tennessee and through
the Land Between the Lakes, I joined the Bikecentennial route and crossed
Missouri and Kansas to Colorado. With many photos.
to Colorado, Part II After leaving Pueblo, I rode into
the Rocky Mountains and climbed as many mountain passes as I could, including
Rocky Mt. National Park and Mt. Evans. With many photos.
Photo Trip up Mt. Evans The highest paved road in the
world climbs Mt. Evans to 14,100 feet, a beautiful, difficult, and perhaps
even dangerous trip. With full-screen photos and maps.
to Colorado, Part III The story of my trip back to Alabama,
including misadventures in Denver. The route followed the Platte River
into Nebraska, across Iowa, down through Illinois to Cave-in-the-Rock,
back to the Land Between the Lakes, and through the woods to Alabama. With
Southern States Loop, 1991 A three-week tour of the South,
including a week in Eastern Kentucky, a stop at "The Place" in Damascus,
and a climb up Mount Mitchell. With photos.
New England Bike Trip, 1993 Starting with a visit to Walden
pond from Boston, I made a loop up into the White and Green Mountains,
then traveled across New York, through the Delaware Water Gap, down New
Jersey, Delaware, and Eastern Maryland, across the Chesapeake Bay (by boat),
up and down the Blue Ridge Parkway, and finally across Central Georgia.
My Second Bike Trip to Ontario, 1995 Starting from Southern
Georgia, I crossed Eastern Alabama, Central Tennessee and Kentucky, Indiana,
and Western Michigan to reach Sault Ste. Marie. From there, I cycled east
and south across Ontario to Ohio (using two ferries), down to Eastern Kentucky
and Tennessee, and back across Eastern Alabama. With photos.
II, 1996 Planning to attend school in Pennsylvania, I decided
to ride up during the summer to take care of some details. The trip includes
the Smokies, Eastern North Carolina, Damascus, West Virginia, Central,
Northern, and Eastern Pennsylvania, Shennadoah National Park, and the Blue
Ridge Parkway. With photos.
Plains-Ontario Loop, 1998 Unsure of where to travel and with
little money, I headed across Alabama, Mississippi, and Arkansas to Texas,
then north across the Great Plains all the way to North Dakota. With photos.
Plains-Ontario Loop, Part II I next crossed over into
Manitoba, traveled across Northern Ontario to Sault Ste. Marie, enjoying
the wilderness more than before, and returned through Eastern and Central
Michigan, Indiana (including Bloomington), Central Kentucky, and across
Tennessee to home. With photos.
Eastern North America Tour, Y2k This is a very detailed account of my year 2000 bicycling trip, focusing on the details of camping and traveling, for those who wish to make the same kind of journey. Part I, Alabama to Virginia, days 1-13, winding through the Southern Appalachians from Ocoee to Cherokee to Hots Springs to Damascus.
Eastern North America Tour, Part II Virginia to New Jersey, days 14-23, from Damascus to the Blue Ridge Parkway, across Southern Virginia, the Chesapeake Bay (by boat) and Tangier Island, Delaware and the Maryland coast, ferry to New Jersey, and ending near Camden.
Eastern North America Tour, Part III New Jersey to Quebec via New England, days 24-36, crossing the Delaware River by ferry into Eastern Pennsylvania, traveling through the Delaware Water Gap, across the Hudson River into Connecticut and Rhode Island, north to Walden Pond, over to Maine, then circling back though New Hampshire to Quebec.
Eastern North America Tour, Part IV My experiences in Québec, days 37-46, including crossing the St. Lawrence near Sorel, traveling on Le Petit Train du Nord bikeway and through La Faunique Vérendrye Reserve to Northern Ontario.
Eastern North America Tour, Part V Ontario, days 47-58, this part starting near Kirkland Lake, following highway 11 to Nipigon, and exiting south of Thunder Bay.
Eastern North America Tour, Part VI Minnesota and Wisconsin, days 59-69. I followed the Superior shoreline down to Duluth and then crossed the center of Wisconsin heading southward, visiting the 400 Trail along the way.
Eastern North America Tour, Part VII Illinois to Alabama, days 70-82, including a trip to the Land Between the Lakes.
Cycling Health and Fitness:
Cycling Health and Fitness An explanation of the health problem in the US and a recommendation for more cycling to improve the situation plus links to articles about fitness, diet, health, and health-related cycling problems.
Kifer on Fitness After a brief discussion of the fitness
controversy today, I present my own understanding, using personal history
and observations rather than statistics to support my statements. I support
the idea that fitness is best achieved and maintained through regular cycling
at moderate speeds rather than through intense effort.
Review of Pedalling Health Pedalling Health
is an Australian web site with important statistical data about how cycling
promotes good health. The site answers some questions about the amount
and intensity of exercise needed to promote good health. (NOTE: "Pedalling" is a British spelling.)
Cycling Dangerous? How the belief that cycling is dangerous
can lead to deaths through discouraging vehicular cycling, why sidewalks
are more dangerous than streets, the most common causes of bicycle-motor
vehicle crashes, why cycling is actually less dangerous than motoring,
the fatality rate among cyclists, the much greater number of other injury-related deaths, the chances of injury compared with common sports, and the much more common dangers of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.
The Healthy Diet for Cyclists (or Anybody)
A healthy diet does not need to involve any unusual foods or strange menus. However, only one person in ten eats properly. Most people eat too much meat and not enough grains, legumes, fruits, and vegetables.
Stroke Belt! A report in the newspaper pointed out that
strokes are much higher in the South and said that scientists were baffled
about the cause. I wasn't baffled at all; our lifestyle and our lifespan
are firmly tied together. A lack of aerobic exercise and too much fat in the diet are the cause.
of Being Tired Not paying attention to fatigue can lead
to a spoiled bicycle trip or even much more dangerous consequences. It's not enough to know that you're tired; you have to know how you are tired.
of Fitness Answering a question in the newsgroups about
dieting, I describe how cyclists' bodies adapt to the demands we place upon them depending on our level of fitness.
My Fall -- The Story of a Bicycling Injury and Recovery How I suffered a broken hip while riding my bike, and how I recovered from the accident.
Bicycling Advocacy Bicycling advocacy, to me, has two purposes: first, to advocate for cyclists' right to use the roadway and second to point out the beneficial aspects of cycling. This directory also deals with problems that cyclists have to cope with and with environmental problems related to bicycling.
Bicycling Advocacy -- The Newslist Feeling the need for a bicycling advocacy newslist, I started one. Some information about how to join and what the rules are.
How to Avoid Traffic to Your Bicycling Website Very often cycling websites are designed or managed as if the intent was to keep cyclists from using them or from learning anything. This page explains the most common errors.
Auto Costs Vs. Bike Costs Calculation of the cost of the average automobile, other costs not normally calculated, the cost of operating a bicycle, the money saved per hour by commuting, the average speed of an automobile, and the money saved by touring.
Right to Use the Roadway The problem of anti-bicycle bigotry,
some fake and real history, sources of bigotry and defensiveness, making
roads safer for cyclists rather than providing separate paths.
How Far to the Right Must a Cyclist Travel? Ken Clark was stopped in Ann Arbor for not hugging the curb while bicycling and had to defend himself in court, but the judge agreed with him in the end.
Should Cyclists Have to Pay to Use the Roads? Countering the claim that cyclists have no right to travel on the road since they don't pay "user fees."
Cyclists Be Paid to Use the Roads? Picture cyclists being
paid to travel as part of pollution trading. More seriously, cyclists reduce
costs for other people; why shouldn't some of that money return to them?
Much Do Bicycles Pollute? Figuring out the amount of C02 produced by a car and a bicycle.
Dependency in NYC Why the mayor of New York sees bicycles
as "a big quality-of-life problem" while not noticing any quality-of-life
problems connected with automobiles.
with Global Warming Observations over my lifetime of how
Nature, sunshine, and the weather have been altered by man, some arguments
that global warming is a myth, and what cyclists can do to protect themselves.
Why I Am Opposed to Mandatory
Helmet Laws An analysis of the arguments in favor of mandatory helmet laws which points out the weaknesses of the arguments.
Issues for Cyclists Some thoughts about all the ways, big and little, in which cyclists are not granted equal treatment and which can discourage bicycling.
Dedicated Bikeways Bikeways are often poorly designed and thus don't attract experienced cyclists. Well-designed bikeways, on the other hand, can provide a superior experience for all bicyclists.
Bicycle Traffic Safety:
Bicycle Traffic Safety Explains that, while bicycling is not particularly dangerous, a cyclist can greatly reduce the changes of being hurt through using safe riding practices and provides links to many articles about riding a bicycle in traffic safely.
How to Ride in Traffic How to prepare to ride in traffic, my five rules for riding on the road, with details of how to interface with automobiles.
How to Avoid Traffic Accidents on Your Bicycle A look at all the types of bicycle-motor vehicle collisions and how they can be avoided; personal near collisions and how I avoided them.
Cyclist Errors Which Cause Automobile-Bicycle Collisions, Illustrated Collisions between bicycles and motor vehicles don't happen just by chance; instead, they are bought about by a misunderstanding of how traffic works.
How to Avoid Bike-Car Collisions, Illustrated; Motorist Caused Accidents Diagrams showing common collisions and near-collisions between bicycles and motor vehicles.
Teaching Children How to Bicycle Safely The basics of what children need to know to avoid collisions with motor vehicles plus how to teach them.
Wrong Way Cycling Why people bicycle on the wrong side of the road, why the pedestrian "rule" does not work for cyclists, and how a wrong way rider is in much greater jeopardy.
Fear of Traffic from the Rear An unhealthy fear of traffic can cause a cyclist to behave in ways that are more dangerous. How to cope with traffic coming from behind.
Be a Little Gingerbread Man Explains that the Little Gingerbread Man erred when he decided to trust the fox, and argues that as cyclists we should never trust the motorist to do the safe thing. Obey the traffic law and be predictable but be ready to jump whenever danger should appear.
Using Assertiveness in Traffic Disputes A cyclist who quit riding on the road because of a traffic incident gets some pointers on how to behave with police and motorists.
Should Cyclists Obey the Traffic Laws? The rise in number of people who disobey the law, reasons for disobeying the law, examples of justified uses of civil disobedience, and why breaking traffic laws injures cyclists' rights.
How Should Cyclists Obey the Traffic Laws? Running stop signs, the letter vs. the spirit of the law, the slippery slope, the foolishness of saving time by breaking laws, the danger to cyclists of motorists doing the same, just obeying the law not good enough, the need for assertiveness.
Types of Bicycle Riders Looks at the ways in which bike riders and cyclists operate on the road and explains how I interface with traffic.
Advice to Motorists What a motorist should do when approaching a cyclist, the fear of being late, why cyclists don't get off the road, and how motorists are most likely to kill legal cyclists.
Coping with Dogs Explains why any one tactic won't work with every dog but also explains a method that almost always works.
Basic Skills for Cyclists:
Basic Skills for Cyclists Both mechanical and bike-handling skills are necessary. This directory will also deal with basic problems.
Repairs and Maintenance on Your Bike Most bicycle repairs require modest skill. The ability to make your own adjustments, do your own maintenance, and solve your own problems will save money and free you to travel.
How to Fix a Flat Being able to patch a flat tire at the edge of the road is an almost essential skill.
How to True a Wobbly Wheel Cyclists suffer from broken spokes, wobbly wheels, and expensive bike shop bills from not understanding how very simple wheel-truing is.
The Seven Most Common Mistakes Made by Newbie Cyclists Those just beginning to bicycle as adults and those who bicycle rarely tend to make the same obvious, self-defeating, and often dangerous mistakes. What they are and how to avoid them.
How to Climb a Hill on a Bicycle While it takes a certain amount of energy to climb a hill, using the proper technique can reduce the energy and increase the average speed.
How to Descend a Hill on a Bicycle It's not dangerous to make quick downhill runs as long as you understand how to do it.
Cycling Humor and Tales:
Cycling Humor and Tales Some wacky fun and inane tales to provide amusement.
Do Tires Lose Pressure? Did you ever notice that tires get flatter quicker when the bike is not being used? A panel of experts from wreck bikes determines the cause of this vexing problem.
Useful Cycling Devices You thought that cycling "computers"
were high-tech; look at these accessories.
Cycling Devices Inventions to solve the problems of 1) aggressive motorists, 2) climbing hills, and 3) touring and camping.
and the Art of Fixing a Flat Tire The unexpected resolution
of another vexing problem that has plagued newbie cyclists.
to Camp Anywhere The vexing problem of finding
a camping site in a hostile world is resolved in a simple and effective
Moments in Cycling History Cycling history that I guarantee
you never heard anywhere else.
Review: Beneath the Valley of the Planet of the Bicycles
A motorist battles to restore the automobile in the distant future, after global warming has mostly destroyed the planet. Also in German (auf deutsch): Der Planet der Fahrräder.
to Serve a Nice Holiday Roast The holiday season is a
nice opportunity to flame and roast some newbie to the newsgroups.
Fairy Tales The stories of Red Mountain Biker, Goldilocks,
and the Ugly Bicycle.
Replies It pays to have a sense of humor when traveling
I Never Shift Twice The adventures of agent 00, Joe Bike, as he battles SMUSH (SUV Motorists for Universal Super Highways) and WAMM (Women Against Macho Men).
A Simple Question for a Cycling Newgroup to Answer The newsgroups and email discussion lists are great places to find information that you can't get elsewhere, but sometimes you get a lot more information than what you expected.
The Bicycle Dectective A good detective figures out the details of a bicycle theft in a moment and solves the crime in an hour.
The Resourceful Camper Contest The results of a contest to find the most resourceful bicycle campers, the ones who can camp almost anywhere.
Sidewalked on the Green Planet Peegee Little visits a world in which the users of motors vehicles are forced to use the sidewalks and bicycles have the right of way.
Important Safety Instructions! If you happen to read the important safety instructions provided with your new purchase, you might notice that they are designed to protect the manufacturer from liability and not to help you.
How to Detail a Classic Bike Your flashy new bike failed to attract the attention you thought it deserved. How you went wrong, and how to convert it into a bike that everyone will admire and envy.
Murder She Wrought Detective Rousseau uses his sleuthing skills to capture a bicycling serial murderer, a woman who murders her victims and then entraps their next of kin.
The Paradigm Shifter Remember those magic days when you were young and your imagination was free? Here the boyhood invention happens to work, transforming the bike into a dream, but the dream has its twists.
The Interstate Built Like a Bikeway What would happen if interstate highways were built to the same high standards as bikeways?
Studies of Modes of Transportation in Tarzan Land It seems that the traffic experts can't quite figure out which is the safest form of transportation.
The Mountan Bike Touring Trip A group of cyclists make a bicycle trip through the mountains and desert which seems to be a complete disaster until Inspector Rousseau steps in.
Why Bank Robbers Should Use Bicycles Instead of Getaway Cars It's a real handicap to try to escape from a bank robbery on in a car; it's much more sensible to use a bike instead, as there is much less expense and risk.
Bicycling Surveys and Statistics:
Bicycling Surveys and Statistics Producing a survey that will produce useful information is more difficult than it first seems.
The September 2001 Bicycle Safety Survey The results of a 20-question bicycling survey run for 30 days with 231 cyclists responding. Questions concerned amount of bicycling, kind of bicycling, traffic behavior, traffic attitudes, and injuries.
The October 2001 Bicycle Political Survey The results of the second survey, asking about goverment involvement and what the government should do, police attitudes, cyclists' needs and others.
The November 2001 Bicycle Touring Survey A numeric investigation into what touring is all about. Included in this survey: location of the trip, trip length, the number touring, amount spent per day, how gear was carried, injuries and equipment failures on the trip, and where nights were spent.
How Many Bicycle Commuters Are There in the USA? -- Data from US Census As part of the year 2000 census, some 700,000 people filled out additional forms which indicated their method of transportation to work. This page provides the results by state and explains why those results don't give the entire picture.
Links to Other Cycling Sites:
Links to Other Cycling Sites A resource for cyclist, hundreds of links. Also, links to the major search engines.
Links to Links Page: This page provides a useful list of sites with long lists of cycling links. Many of these sites contain other resources as well.
Bicycling Resources Page: This page provides sources of information about bicycling, touring, and cycling advocacy. It also contains some links to information related to bicycling but not usually dealing with cycling per se. This includes sites dealing with transportational, environmental, and health issues.
Bicycle Touring Links Page: This page contains bicycle travelogues of long-distance bicycle and camping trips. In order to be listed here, the site must have a well-written detailed account and/or many excellent photos of a self-supported trip (no accompanying motor vehicles and all equipment carried on the bike) that lasted a week or longer. This is my most popular page because I have been highly selective.
Link To Me Page: This page contains all the sites that have linked to mine. It included many small to large cycling websites, touring websites, club web sites, and personal web sites. This is a good page for browsing. If your site is not on this page, and your site includes a link to this site, be sure to let me know.