Cycling for Profit– Bikes at Work!

Making the big bucks on your bicycle.  Imagine that?

Ever wished you could ride a bike for a living? Cycling for Profit: How to Make a Living With Your Bike describes how to do just that.

The book describes over a dozen ways you can earn money either as a part- or full-time job. You learn what cycling jobs are appropriate for you based on where you live and what time commitments (school, work, etc.) you may have. After reading this book, you’ll know how to find work, get customers, and choose equipment. Details like purchasing insurance, and the benefits and pitfalls of having employees are also covered.  Want to buy the book order here

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Bamboo Mountain Bikes in the Philippines…

My Kababayan’s of Quezon City, Kawayan Tech are pumping out bamboo mountain bikes in the Philippines.   Quezon City was the capitol city of the Philipines from 1948-1976.  In 2009 Calfee, designer of Bamboo Bikes in California, went to Manilla to train a team of mountaineers from the University of the Philippines.

Since 2009, Kawayan Tech was born and still and thriving.

More info about Kawayan on FB: https://www.facebook.com/Kawayantechbamboobikes

Kawayan Tech Mission:
1. Leverage bamboo technology promoting social justice & community solidarity
2. Promote sustainable human development through bamboo technology.
3. Promote and develop bamboo as an indigenous technology.
4. Promote bamboo planting, reforestation species, and bamboo nurseries.
5. Initiate social entrepreneurship enterprises around bamboo technology.
6. Develop partnerships with individuals, groups, and the government in the hope of transforming their outlook on bamboo, the environment, and development.
7. Make the Philippines a regional if not global leader in bamboo technology and products.

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WALK BIKE COSTA RICA IN THE NEWS

The word is out…

Excited to bring the first Bamboo Bike Workshop to Costa Rica. Everyone wants in on the fun.  There are five Eco-Village’s and Bamboo Farms that want to host a Bamboo Workshop.  What we need right now are people!   Continue reading

Urban Cycling… a not so distant Dream for SJ, Costa Rica!

“There’s a freedom that comes with cycling.  Only the cyclist knows why a dog rides with his head out the window” ~  Cyclist from Dartanyon

Being able to ride in the concrete jungle of San Jose, Costa Rica is the ultimate dream for me.  I keep imagining bike lanes from the far east side of the city (UCR) to the far west side (La Sabana), making the City so much more desirable to visit and explore. The Tico Culture reuniting with it’s Capitol City would raise the frequency to the meaning  “Pura Vida Mae”. Continue reading

Stenciling the Streets of Brazil Green

Props to the people of Brazil and the SBM ;-)

Bike nao suja tanto!  In Portuguese means– “Cars are dirty– time to clean up your act!” That’s my silly sarcastic interpretation.  Watch the video below and tell me what you think? Of course, it would be wrong to go any further without giving props to the Slow Bicycle Movement for spreading the sustainable news!

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Over 600 Bamboo Bikes built in Ghana for only $73

Props to the shop of dedicated people of the Bamboo Bike Studio for training the boys of Ghana in building bamboo bikes in Africa.  Because of them, over 600 bikes have been built, since January 2011.   (close to 56 bikes per month)   Dam proud to say these great educators of building bamboo bikes are the guys who showed me how to build my little Yodster, back in August, 2010.

Bamboo Bike Studio Team back in August 2010 (Sean, Justin, Marty, Josh) who helped me build my Yodster with my own two hands!

Hey Cali Bike Peeps? There are more people coming into San Francisco, from all around the globe, to build their own Bamboo Bikes. What’s up with that? Continue reading

High Priestess of People Friendly Cities

Janette Sadik Khan, Transportation Commissioner of New York City has turned 260 miles of cities streets into bike lanes.   Half of Time Square, in the last two years, has been converted into bike lanes and city cafe’s.  Business has doubled, almost, over night.   People are pissed.  Well, let’s get the facts straight.  People who feel compelled to drive a car and get through the inner city without traffic, are furious.   I imagine they’ve been feeling this way far longer then any bike lanes in NYC.

While the so-called car culture dominates in most American cities, mass transit has a defining influence on New York life; 41% use the subway, 24% drive alone, 12% take the bus, 10% walk to work, 2% travel by commuter rail, 5% carpool, 1% use a taxi, 0.6% ride their bicycle to work, and 0.2% travel by ferry.  Meanwhile,  54% of households in New York City do not own a car, and rely on public transportation.

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