2021 Archive


November 06, 2021

Minnesota and the World

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Alon interviews Dorian Grilley, Executive Director of the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota about cycling outreach and advocacy in his state.

In the second half, Alon talks with Sirapon Soinak from Thailand who has spent the last two decades cycling around the world and is now visiting Portland.


October 09, 2021

Fall Offerings

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Nedra talks with Jeffrey Nolish, Policy Director of Detroit Disability Power about access to our public right-of-way.

In the new Book Nook feature, April Streeter reviews the classic book "Chainbreaker Bike Book: An Illustrated Manual of Radical Bicycle Maintenance, Culture, & History" She also interviews former host Tori Bortman, author of "The Bicycling Big Book of Cycling for Beginners".

Finally, Alon interviews Clara Honsinger, the reigning U.S. Women's Cyclocross champion (and a Portlander) about her success and routines.


September 03, 2021

Overcoming Obstacles

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This month's show includes a rebroadcast of a 2014 interview with Shannon Galphin, adventurer, author, & activist, who shares her work & activism w/ women in Afghanistan

In the second half, Alon speaks with John Waterman of PEAC (Programs to Educate all Cyclists), advocates for transportation equity for those w/ disabilities.


August 07, 2021

Bicycle Authors

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Alon talks with Julian Sayarer about his long distance cycling and books, including "FIFTY MILES WIDE Cycling through Israel and Palestine."

Nedra interviews April Streeter, writer and author, to discuss her latest book, "Women on Wheels: The Scandalous Untold Histories of Women in Bicycling." A feminist retelling of bicycle history - stories of adventure, bravery, and 18th and 19th Century scandal!


July 11, 2021

Cycling, Mobility and Mental Well-being

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Nedra interviews Will Hall, a counselor, author and radio host about madness, labeling and recovery.

Alon interviews Dr. Ione Avila-Palencia a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Drexel University, Urban Health Collaborative. Her research centers the connections between cycling, mobility, and mental well-being in an urban environment in both US and Europe.


June 07, 2021

Depression and Mental Health

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In the first half Nedra speaks with Taylor Ross of the Go 4 Graham Foundation about mental health and removing the stigma from depression.

In the second half Alon interviews Meghan Sinnott about Pedalpalooza.


May 08, 2021

Women Cyclists in the Middle East

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Alon talks with Secil Oznur Yakan, co-founder of Turkey's first women's bicycle group and a unique bicycle shop. In the second half, Alon talks with Palestinian cyclist/activist Suzan Shfic who participated in the "Follow the Women" bike rides for peace in the Middle East.


April 09, 2021

Latinas En Bici

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April talks with Sofia Reyes and Olivia Barraza of Latinas En Bici, a group that increases ridership and community among Hispanic women in Arkansas.

In the second half, long-time co-host Tori Bortman discusses her future plans.


March 06, 2021

World Bicycle Relief

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Michelle Porter provides a report on how essential workers who bike to work are faring in the pandemic.

Alon interviews Eric Showell of Word Bicycle Relief about their efforts to provide bicycles around the world as an anti-poverty tool.


January 08, 2021

Native American Experience

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Alon interviews Sky Wildcat of the Cherokee Nation, including a discussion of the "Rember the Removal" ride commemorating the Trail of Tears.

In the second half, Tori speaks with Shayna Powless and Eli Ankou of the Dreamcatcher Foundation, which aims to inspire Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth living on and near the reservations to become more active to promote better health physically, mentally and emotionally.



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