23 Nov '11, 6pm

Wheely, wheely thankful

Wheely, wheely thankful

Photo: iamos In last Sunday's New York Times , columnist Mark Bittman compiled a list of people and things in the food movement he's thankful for. The bicycle movement deserves its own list. Here's a start: 1. I'm thankful for the power of bikes to enable people-powered protest movements. Bicycles have been playing a supporting role in the Occupy movement, and seem to be bringing out the best in everyone, whether used by protesters or police . 2. Free bicycles are on the rise, thanks to an international network of bike collectives. Chances are there's one near you -- find out on this list -- where you can build yourself a bike and learn to do your own repairs. Or, to see an economic multiplier at work, donate money, parts, or time to a bike collective that provides free bicycles to teens or adults with low incomes. 3. Hooray for fenders! Riding through a light drizzle is a...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/biking/2011-11-23-wheely-wheely-than...

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