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This summer I embarked on a cycling journey across America, pedaling 4,700 miles on a bamboo bicycle handmade in Ghana. My aim was to inspire Americans to start living a happier healthier lifestyle—and each and every day I spread environmental awareness. In an extreme attempt to lead by example, I followed a set of rigorous ground rules:

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Round Em Up: Bike Corrals Moving Into Streets Nationwide

A dozen vehicles where only one fit before? Sounds like an idea worth stealing.

How often to do you find yourself foraging desperately for bike parking? You've pedaled to your local cafe or to the hardware store or to the bar and you have to scrounge around for some viable place to lock up your wheels. A parking meter perhaps? Maybe there's a free street sign? Or a tree? Figuring out what to wrap one's U-lock around is part of the urban cyclist's conundrum.

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Picture Show: California Dreaming Along the Pacific Coast Highway

This Picture Show originally appeared in GOOD Issue 18: The Slow Issue. You can read more from The Slow Issue here.There was a...



This Picture Show originally appeared in GOOD Issue 18: The Slow Issue. You can read more from The Slow Issue here.

There was a time, not long that long ago, when traveling through the United States meant pleasant days on the blue highways, smelling the air, seeing the scenery, and stopping at the nearest watering hole for a freshly cooked meal of the local specialty. Then came the interstate highways, and many-horsepowered engines, and an ever-increasing speed limit. Now, we get places much faster. But what if you took a slowed-down version of a trip, at a pleasant cruising speed, with rest stops that offered more choice than simply McDonald’s or Burger King? We took just such a journey by meandering north from Los Angeles along the coast. What we found can be seen here.

Photos by Colleen Corcoran, Will Etling, Jessica Haye, Atley Kasky, and Abigail Sample.

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