Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Cycling Sense


Bicycle going wrong way on street

One of the most effective ways to make cyclists obey the law is for law enforcement officers to issue more warnings and tickets, community blogger and cycling instructor John D. Yoder says.

Posted on Feb. 25, 2015 at 8:00 a.m.

When you don’t adequately prepare for a week-long bike ride like RAGBRAI, you end up depending on the good will of strangers to bail you out, community blogger John D. Yoder says. Fortunately, in Iowa, the good people are never far away.

Posted on Feb. 18, 2015 at 3:34 p.m.
Detroit Bikes

Elkhart County has yet to have a business be named bicycle-friendly by the League of American Bicyclists, which community blogger John Yoder says is an important distinction. 

Posted on Feb. 17, 2015 at 1:45 p.m.
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Posted on Feb. 5, 2015 at 12:22 p.m.

A statewide 3-foot bicycle passing law would be one tool we, as cyclists and motorists, could use to share the road more intelligently and safely, community blogger John D. Yoder says. Four bills being considered by Indiana lawmakers could make the proposed rule a reality.

Posted on Jan. 27, 2015 at 3:13 p.m.

The Des Moines Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI) is the oldest and largest cross-state ride in the U.S. Its appeal is getting to ride with 10,000 other cyclists and experiencing the hospitality of Iowa small towns.

Posted on Jan. 21, 2015 at 11:12 a.m.

A home bicycle repair shop doesn’t require a lot of space, but to be efficient and inviting, it should be well organized, community blogger John D. Yoder says. Here are a few tips from one of his friends, whose shop serves as a great example.

Posted on Jan. 14, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.

When the weather is bad, cycling enthusiasts like community blogger John D. Yoder turn to stationary bikes to stay in shape. Here are his tips for making your workout effective and fun.

Posted on Jan. 13, 2015 at 5:39 p.m.

When you visit Chicago and need to make a short trip in the downtown area, check out the bike-share system, community blogger John D. Yoder says. It’s cheaper than a taxi and faster than a bus for short distances.

Posted on Jan. 1, 2015 at 5:56 p.m.

Cyclists tend to set mileage goals for the year to measure their progress or commitment. But there are other cycling goals to consider, and they can make your year more interesting.

Posted on Dec. 23, 2014 at 12:00 p.m.

For 38 years, Paul Scott has been commuting to work, community blogger John D. Yoder says. Over the years, his rides have added up to about 36,000 miles – the equivalent of riding around the world one and a half times.

Posted on Dec. 10, 2014 at 1:56 p.m.

If you have a cyclist among your friends or family, there is no lack of small items you can get him of her for Christmas, community blogger John D. Yoder says. The items are inexpensive and very useful.

Posted on Dec. 3, 2014 at 7:38 a.m.

By seeing what other cities are doing, we can learn a lot about improving the cycling landscape in our area, community blogger John Yoder says.

Posted on Nov. 20, 2014 at 8:00 a.m.
On a commute home during a rainstorm, community blogger John D. Yoder was fortunate enough to receive help from a young woman with an umbrella. 
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John D. Yoder
John D. Yoder, before retiring, was a cycling commuter between Goshen and Elkhart and continues his interest in cycling as a recreational rider, teacher of cycling classes and president of the Friends of the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail, Inc.