Like most places, Ottawa presents a varied mix of pros and cons. It still battles (embraces?) a reputation as a placid place. Indeed, Ottawa just won as “most boring city in Canada” in a first-annual contest organized by self-appointed...
Ottawa, ON, Jul 23, 2012 — All over Ottawa, you can spot clusters of red bikes parked on street corners. They're known as Bixi bikes; it's a bike-sharing program that's supposed to make it easy for tourists to get around the city. There are 25 bike stations all over the dowtown area. And the same model is used in Washington DC, Boston, Toronto and Montreal. But as reporter Karen Kelly discovered, there are a few challenges to mastering the Bixi bike experience. Go to full article
Bill and Brenda Gosse with cycle buddies Judy Geraghty and her husband Bob Weber
Ingleside, ON, Jun 20, 2012 — Leaving Cornwall last Friday, Lucy Martin stopped for gas on Highway 2 just past Ingleside, overlooking the St. Lawrence River. She was about to leave when four heavily-laden cyclists pulled in for a rest.
The two couples are enjoying a 400-mile journey of exploration along Ontario's Waterfront Trail and setting a terrific example of fitness at any age. Go to full article
Palatine Bridge, NY, Jun 23, 2009 — NCPR's station engineer and the host of the Radio Bob Show is biking to the balmy beaches of Cape Cod this week. Bob Sauter is living out a long-term dream of transporting himself using muscle power. Todd Moe spoke with him by cell phone this morning as he was biking along the Mohawk River near Nelliston, NY. Go to full article
Jan 02, 2004 — By the first snowfall, most of us have long ago put our bicycles away. But in every city, there are a few die-hard souls who keep pedaling all winter long. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Karen Kelly offers a profile of the winter cyclist. Go to full article
May 17, 2001 — To date, 19 million people have died of AIDS worldwide, and another 34 million are infected with HIV, the virus that causes the disease. Like all research projects funding is essential to its progress. So to help raise money, bicyclists from across the nation, including St. Lawrence University, will take part in this summer's Montana AIDS Vaccine Ride. Jody Tosti spoke with students preparing for the 575-mile trek over the continental divide. Go to full article