Friday, September 28, 2012

Bike Shop! Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 @ 7pm at the Adult School

The tires are flat, the brakes squealing, the bike won't shift right. These are all issues we face when we dig our bicycle out of the garage for that first ride.

Learn how to take that dusty old bicycle of yours and make it road-worthy.  Bring your bike to class. 

Experienced instructors and active members of our South Orange / Maplewood Bike & Walk Coalition, Tom Reingold and Kirk Sohr will help you get ready to enjoy all that beautiful fall foliage on your bike! 

Tom, who spent years living car-free in Boston and NYC, is an avid cyclist who repairs and refurbishes bikes.  Kirk is a certified cycling instructor from the League of American Bicyclists, and a member of Maplewood's Transportation Committee. 

SIGN UP for BIKE SHOP >> Adult School Course 0157 on Tuesday, October 2, 7:00-8:30pm >> South Orange Middle School, Teachers' Cafeteria.  Fee:  $25. 

TO REGISTER and FOR MORE INFORMATION >> Go to >> or call 973.378.7620.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Next Traffic Skills 101 Bike Class! At Cycle Craft, Parsippany, Sept 12 & 15

This course is part of the League of American Bicyclists' Smart Cycling Program. It is designed to teach adult cyclists how to use a bicycle with confidence and competence for pleasure, utility, and sport under various highway, climate, terrain, and traffic conditions.

The course consists of two sessions: 
1. Classroom Session:  Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 6:30 – 9:30pm
2. Road Session:  Saturday, September 15, 2012, 9:00am – 1:00pm

All participants must bring a bike in working order and a bicycle helmet to the Saturday morning Road Session. Both Sessions are held at Cycle Craft, 99 Route 46 (New Road), Parsippany, NJ. Cost: $50 per student
Instructor: Cyndi Steiner, League Cycling Instructor #2768
To register, please visit or email; 973-227-4462.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Traffic Skills 101, Parsippany, NJ, July 18 and 21

See for more information.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Climbing the mountains in 1898

A friend of mine showed me this picture. I know nothing of it. Handwriting on it says 1898.

The clothing all looks non-athletic-specific except for the plus-fours (which we Americans call knickers). Perhaps the hats are cycling specific. I have a couple like that, recreated in that style, made of light-weight wool.

The tires are not pneumatic. The forks have foot pegs. That's because the bikes are fixed-gear and could not coast. It was quite a feat to climb these mountains. It still is, but it was more so then.

Please click here to see the full size version!