Saturday, August 27, 2011

Thank You

"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

How To Photograph A Photographer

And then we grabbed up our amazing Melyssa/CTX/Calitexican because she kept showering us with stuff to post...

We Silly Girls

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 This could never have happened without all of you reading and visiting us and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.


  1. Your blog just happens to capture the joy and excitement of your "new bike culture" perfectly, where bikes are something special and something to start conversations. And of course the fun of riding with the whole family.

    I haven’t discovered anything like this here in Germany so far. A lot of people ride bikes, but it’s just a normal means of transport; our "bike culture" is probably as exciting as a "vacuum cleaner culture" (as the Copenhagen guy put it). :)


  2. I've been reading your blog regularly since the beginning. Thank you and please keep posting!

  3. Congratulations! For me,it's the quality of the writing,the photographs and the obvious passion you have for your respective cities. (and the bicycles,of course!)


  4. I saw your inclusion in the top 50! Congratulations and thanks for continuing to inspire.

  5. My heart is aching for Meligrosa to return to the internet. I need her red tights & eyeliner & coffee.

    I want her back!

  6. Congratulations!
    Yours is one of the few 'bike blogs' that we drop bye regularly because it's friendly, honest, not self-serving, down-to-earth, informative and above all inspirational to singles and family. You may go at a speed ; you may slow down but you musn't :p stop completely/disappear(from this blog)for we've hope that all you could ride through life with us. ;)
    Thank you.

  7. Sorry for the few 'typo'errors (<= seemingly my 'trade-mark' now ... but I continue to blame the incessant phone-calls and unwelcomed interruptions in my office. :D heehee)

  8. I chime in with Julie, I miss Meligrosa too!! I hope all is well with her and look forward to her return to the Interwebz together with her assistant: Velcro :D x

  9. thanks to everyone for coming back to read CYLRAB!