RETREET redefines disaster relief by engaging communities to replant lost trees.
SUNDAY SHOW & TELL vol.112
A major construction project is underway on the east coast of the US, one that will allow cyclists to visit 15 states on a single bike path. Stretching 3,000 miles, The East Coast Greenway will showcase 450 communities visitors on two-wheels, providing an amazing opportunity to travel the country. Let's do it!
EAST COAST GREENWAY (photo essay/video)
A massive fire swept through part of Spain in 2012, charring thousands of acres. When the ashes settled, a startling discovery was made. A group of cypress trees still stood tall and green. But why? Could these trees be used to lessen the impact future wildfires? Read about the enigma of the trees that resist the flames.
FIRE RESISTANT TREES (article)
Ramadan ended on July 5th, but this story continues to inspire. A 26-year-old woman named Nouran Salah in Egypt created a successful initiative to feed the poor by bicycle. She and her following deliver meals each of the 30 days of Ramadan, bringing Iftar to those in need. Learn more about Bel Bicycle below.
FEEDING THE POOR BY BICYCLE IN EGYPT (photo essay/video)
SUNDAY SHOW & TELL vol.91
There's a new trend in the cycling community: riding as far as you can in one direction, then taking the train back home. Such multimodal transportation opens up entirely new adventures for those on two wheels. Read the article below for inspiration and check out what is available in your area.
RIDING ONE WAY (article)
Almost 100 years ago, a couple of discoveries led to the theory that there were once ancient trees that towered nearly three times as tall as today's giant redwoods. Imagine seeing a tree like that from 25 miles away!
GIANT ANCIENT TREES (article)
Despite the fact that it is considered socially unacceptable for women to ride bicycles in Egypt, a group called Go Bike is promoting just that. These women find empowerment winding through Cairo's chaotic streets while saving time and money.
EGYPTIAN FEMALE CYCLISTS (article)
SUNDAY SHOW & TELL vol.87
Big news out of Oslo, Norway. The city recently announced that it will ban all cars from the center of town, a move that affects some 350,000 or so vehicle owners. The plan also calls for the addition of some 35 miles of bike lanes and heavy investment in public transport. It is the first major city in the world to make such a bold move. Read more about it at the link below.
OSLO BANS CARS (article)
Europeans have been building wildlife bridges across major highways for many years, and, in more good news, some US cities are taking the initiative to do the same. Following the lead of Washington state, California now plans to construct the largest such crossing in America in an effort to aid wildlife species suffering from habitat loss due to urban sprawl.
LOS ANGELES WILDLIFE BRIDGE (video)
Need some inspiration? Check out Inspired to Ride, the new film from director Mike Dion. 45 cyclists gear up to race across America, an epic journey that crosses 10 states and 4,300 miles. The fastest time? Just under 18 days. This amazing film is definitely a joy to watch. Check out the trailer below!
INSPIRED TO RIDE (preview)
SUNDAY SHOW & TELL vol.84
Over the course of this year, every second grader in the D.C. public school system will be taught the ABCs of riding a bicycle. This innovative program makes use of 1,000 new bikes, purchased by the District Department of transportation with the help of private donors, that will rotate from one school to the next. An important part of a robust education.
D.C. KIDS LEARN TO RIDE BICYCLES IN SCHOOL (article)
After becoming an authority on living a nomadic lifestyle by traveling the world and living out of vans, photographer Foster Huntington created one amazing treehouse. His new home, Cinder Cone Treehouse, which he built in Skamania, WA, has its own skatepark. Not too shabby!
TREEHOUSE WITH SKATEPARK (photos)
Have you ever wanted to just get on your bike and go someplace far away? These lifehacks will help you along the way. A must-read list for any two-wheeled adventurer.
BIKEPACKING LIFEHACKS (list)
SUNDAY SHOW & TELL vol.48
Before 1900, the American chestnut accounted for 1 in every 4 hardwood trees in the eastern forests of the US. Though a fungal blight killed over 4 billion of these majestic beauties, almost causing their extinction, there may be hope on the horizon for their regeneration. Learn about the past, present, and potential future of these amazing trees.
Have you ever wanted to ride your bike across the country, or wondered how the bike lanes in one city compare with those in another? Take a gander at the United Bike Lanes of America Infographic, a GOOD + CLIF Bar project.
Few people know how to build tree houses as well as Takashi Kobayashi. Click through a gallery of some of his finest masterworks.