Despite the fact that I organize and post about events in both the bicycling community and the history community, one thing that I’m really bad at remembering to do is to add those same events to my personal calendar so that I don’t forget about them. I suspect other folks might have the same problem. So I thought I’d try something new this month.

I’m going to start filling out a Google Calendar with Bicycle event information. The advantage is that you can easily copy the information directly to your own calendar in just a couple of steps. The disadvantage (in my mind) is that you have to remember to advance the calendar to the next month to see what’s happening. So I’ll be posting this in October, but my goal is to focus on November events. In order to see the November events, you might need to click on the blue arrow button below to advance the calendar to the correct month.

Here’s some links for a couple of those events above:
Bikes ‘n Ales – Facebook event page.
Bike Winter events through the City.

Bicycle related articles from the past month

The Suburb That Tried To Kill the Car,” in Politico Magazine. (October 22, 2015) – Evanston was failing as a suburb, so it reinvented itself as a mini city. Now the city of Chicago wants to follow its lead. (There’s 5 pages. So when you get to the end of page one, look for the little buttons indicating following pages.)

Bike Safety Week reminder to ride, drive smart,” by Tessa Greegor. Published in the Coloradoan. (October 27, 2015) Tessa gives some good safety tips for both bicyclists and motorists.

The True Costs of Driving“, by Joe Cortright in the Atlantic Monthly. (October 25, 2015) Car owners don’t come close to covering the price of maintaining the roads they use.

New Belgium Brewing’s Tour de Fat Surpasses $4 Million Raised for Bicycle Advocacy“, posted to Brewbound. (October 29, 2015) Woot! Thank you, New Belgium!!!