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Slow Bicycle Blogs

Bike BlogThere’s a ton of cycling blogs out there, but these below are perfect for the slow bicyclist. They celebrate the normalcy of the bike in its day-to-day environment.

Each presents news, commentary and photos on the subject, and even though none are local to Miami or Florida (those are coming in a later post), they are useful in the information they present and the sense of community that can be fostered with slow bicyclists all over the world.

If you have some favorites of your own, do let me know in the comments. Enjoy.


Web: http://www.amsterdamize.com
Twitter: @Amsterdamized

Marc lives in that cycling wonderland that is Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and he “won’t take his city and its cycling extravaganza for granted anymore.” The posts are frequent and range from slice-of-life accounts of cycling Amsterdam, news, and gorgeous photos. This is arguably my favorite cycling blog, so I highly recommend it.


Web: http://www.copenhagenize.com
Twitter: @Copenhagenize

Copenhagenize is, as far as I know, the pioneer of the slow bicycling blogs, setting the standard that even led Amsterdamize to be created (and other City-ized blogs as well). Mikael offers snapshots of cycling life in Denmark, and commentary and news from all over the world dealing with slow bicycling and sustainable practices. Though there are photos on this blog, Mikael has taken that to an art form and to a different blog altogether.

Copenhagen Cycle Chic

Web: http://www.copenhagencyclechic.com
Twitter: @Copenhagenize

Mikael has a blog entirely dedicated to photos of cycle chic, people riding their bikes in regular clothes, sometimes really nice clothes, and doing normal things. Mikael is a photographer, so even the hastily snapped shots while riding look great, let alone those he has time to set up. Wanna see that women can ride in skirts and high heels? That men can ride in suits? That couples can hold hands as they ride? This is the place.

Let’s Go Ride A Bike

Web: http://letsgorideabike.wordpress.com
Twitter: @LetsGoRideABike

I just found this blog via Twitter about two weeks ago and it has quickly shot to the top of my list. Trisha (in Nashville) and Dottie (in Chicago) ride their bikes in their cities to do regular things, and they do it in skirts and sometimes full makeup. The blog offers commentary from both members, snapshots of cycling life in the two cities, photos of riders, their bikes, and themselves riding the bikes (and they have beautiful bikes), and news of the cycling life in the US, which is a very different thing from cycling life in Europe.

The Slow Bicycle Movement

Web: http://www.slowbicyclemovement.org

The headquarters for The Slow Bicycle Movement, started by Copenhagenize and now spread all over the world. The posts are infrequent and they include stories, photos and videos of slow riding and the general enjoyment of life by taking things a bit slow.

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