So it turns out the "Change Your Life. Ride A Bike!" is over a year old. Our first year has come and gone, and in true Meli/Cali/Caryl/Adrienne style, we were all too busy going to cafés and breweries and taking pictures of people to notice. As they say, better late then never, so we'll just tip our hat to our birthday now.
This last year has been a transformative one for the bicycle world. So many more people all over the world are embracing the idea of a bicycle as a part of everyday life. Bicycle companies are starting to understand the need for bicycles that everyday people can use for everyday life. Bike shops are booming, bike blogs are proliferating, bike lanes are popping up.
The way we all think about transportation and personal ability is adapting.
I hope to speak for all of us here at the blog when I say how honored we all are to play whatever small part we do in the whole process. We started this project to highlight the people of this next generation of bicycling, and it is safe to say no one has ever learned a damn thing about chain rings on this blog. This is what I am the most proud of when I look back at this last year. The connections that our bicycles and our keyboards have made (not just ours, but all the bikes and blogs out there) are what will ultimately help bring the changes we want to see in the world. If this last year is any indication of our future, then this next year will bring some amazing things to experience and write about.
So stick around to see what comes next. I have no idea what it will be, but the four of us are pretty good at making fools of ourselves whenever there is a slow news day, so I am sure we will have something to entertain you!