If a bike is a seat on wheels, does that make it a wheelchair?
It has been estimated that 5% of the bicycle commuter population rides with a disability.
To motivate myself, I am currently virtually riding my Peloton spinning bike across the United States. I started in NYC, stopped over in Pittsburgh (Blitzburgh), visited my hometown of Medina, OH and just landed at Cedar Point. I’m currently en route to virtually visit my lil’ sis in Detroit. I know the whole thing is a bit odd, but it motivates me.
Here are some bicycle posts I have written:
The Freedom of My Ride – With the help of a company named Walnut Studio, I invented an accessory for my bike that allows me to ride with my cane.
Why Don’t Commuter Jeans Exist For Women? – My first ‘fashion’ post further advocates for inclusion in mainstream fashion.
Levi’s Women’s Commuter Jeans: Form > Function – These functional jeans serve no functional purpose.
Bikes & Canes & Prosthetic Legs – I am not the only paradoxically disabled bike rider out there. Here are some other (incredibly cool) people you wouldn’t expect to see on a bike.
RunKeeper Workout Art – I mapped out a ride in the shape of a cane. It took me throughout Central Park and Harlem. It was fun. What does your ride look like?
One-Armed Cyclist Fined For Having One Handbrake – SayNoMore
Most Recent Post: I Broke My Bike – And I’m proud of it.
Here are some important bicycle posts that other’s have written:
Life Beyond 4 Limbs – It’s just like riding a bike.
New York Times – High intensity workouts might be key for chronic conditions.
The Guardian – Do busy roads put off cyclists with disabilities?