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Community blogger and cycling instructor John D. Yoder suggests teaching your child to ride with a scooter bike instead of a tricycle or training wheels.


Posted on July 31, 2015 at 1:21 p.m.
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While watching the Tour de France, community blogger John D. Yoder was reminded of the importance of two basic cycling principles: not overlapping wheels and keeping a good power-to-weight ratio.


Posted on July 30, 2015 at 12:04 p.m.
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When it comes to cycling questions like whether you should bike on a four-lane highway, ride on the sidewalk or wave motorists around you on a hill, there isn’t always a yes or no answer, community blogger John D. Yoder says.


Posted on July 9, 2015 at 6:30 a.m.
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Posted on July 7, 2015 at 11:48 a.m.

Looking for a way the whole family can exercise together? There are a variety of trails in northern Indiana where families with young children can ride together away from traffic, community blogger John D. Yoder says.

Posted on June 24, 2015 at 6:45 a.m.

You don’t have to be a skilled mechanic to help cyclists in distress, community blogger John D. Yoder says. A helping hand, a better tool or just some encouragement can often be the most helpful responses.

Posted on June 18, 2015 at 6:30 a.m.

Taking a child on a bike ride is one of the great joys of parenting, community blogger John D. Yoder says. Fortunately, there are a variety of excellent carriers for children that make the experience a safe and rewarding family activity.

Posted on June 11, 2015 at 7:00 a.m.

Even though biking culture makes it easy to think a cycling-specific getup is necessary for every ride, community blogger John D. Yoder says it’s better not to let a change of clothes stand in the way of a short ride — especially when it’s so tempting to take the car instead.

Posted on June 4, 2015 at 12:49 p.m.

Needless to say, bicycling on a busy road is a far less relaxing experience than riding along a trail surrounded by nature. Here’s a look at 10 of the major differences from community blogger John D. Yoder.

Posted on May 29, 2015 at 6:00 a.m.

After he participated in the worldwide Ride of Silence, which memorializes bicyclists killed on the road in the past year, community blogger John D. Yoder reflected on what we can all do to make traveling safer for cyclists.

Posted on May 22, 2015 at 12:02 p.m.

For a long time, cyclists were inconvenienced by traffic light sensors that couldn’t detect them enough to turn the signal green, community blogger John D. Yoder says. However, Indiana’s “dead red” law works to fix this.

Posted on May 13, 2015 at 5:00 a.m.

Occasionally older cyclists get the satisfaction of besting younger ones, community blogger John D. Yoder says. It doesn’t happen often, but when it does, the satisfaction is fantastic.

Posted on May 7, 2015 at 7:00 a.m.

Heavy headwinds can make riding a bike difficult and even discourage cyclists from riding at all. Community blogger John D. Yoder shared his tips for cycling in the wind and suggests using the force of nature as a training tool.

Posted on April 28, 2015 at 2:03 p.m.

If a business, church, restaurant or government office wants to promote cycling as a means of transportation, one of the easiest things to do is install bike racks, community blogger John D. Yoder says. Here’s a look at what kinds of bike racks are best for your location.

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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.


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