RETREET is a kaleidoscopic group of bicycle and tree enthusiasts with strong backs, sharp minds, and big hearts who volunteer to replant communities whose trees have been lost to natural disaster.
SUNDAY SHOW & TELL vol.65
Jia Haixia and Jia Wenqi are a truly amazing duo. Haixia lost his sight and Wenqi his arms in unrelated accidents at work. Determined to continue leading productive lives, the two best friends started a business and have planted 10,000 trees over the past 10 years, overcoming incredible challenges together. Their inspiring story deserves a read.
BLIND MAN AND ARMLESS FRIEND PLANT TREES (photo essay)
An often-forgotten fact of history: cyclists were the first advocates for paved roads. Back in the late 1800s, the bicycle was the new technology on the scene, and riding conditions were terrible. Enter the League of American Wheelmen, who pushed for better roads, convincing their fellow citizens that improvements would benefit all. Even Henry Ford gave credit where credit was due. Remember that the next time you are on the road!
CYCLISTS: FIRST ADVOCATES FOR PAVED ROADS (photo essay)
On a completely related note, there are some awesome futuristic concepts regarding the next generation of roads for cyclists. Among them, the SuperCycle pathway, a 221km elevated bicycle superhighway in London. Check out the details and components of this amazing design!