"Change Your Life. Ride A Bike!" was started on a whim back in 2009 when Meligrosa and I decided we wanted to start telling people's stories about bicycle life. We didn't have a grand agenda, there was no huge plan. We just wanted to share the joy we saw around us all the time and find out where it was happening in other parts of the world.
Then we found Caryl and her amazing pictures of Los Angeles
And then we grabbed up our amazing Melyssa/CTX/Calitexican because she kept showering us with stuff to post...
and there we had it. Our line up of women from different worlds, different generations, different geography, different education.... we could not believe how lucky we were to be able to represent that.
So here we are in 2011. We have been through the mill this year, and several pounds of flesh have been demanded. There have been times when I think all of us have thought about just throwing in the towel. Somehow, we are still here. Somehow, all of you keep showing up to read what we have to say or to see what we have to show.
I think I can speak for all of us when I say we are humbled by your continued support. Your comments and stories make all of this worth it.
I bring this up today because CYLRAB has received a little recognition lately. We were recently added to the Top 25 Family Bike Blogs at Circle of Moms and the Top 50 Most Influential Bike Blogs at Extanz.com. This could never have happened without all of you reading and visiting us and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.