Pedaling in a new direction

We are excited to announce an evolution of Let’s Go Ride a Bike! Since December 2008, we have been bringing you personal stories of our growth as transportation cyclists. This will not change—we will continue to share our everyday adventures with you. But now in addition to our traditional blog stories, we will increase our rate of posting and expand the range of our editorial content to present a broader view of the cycling world.

Why? 

After 3.5 years of sharing our personal stories, the time has come to expand beyond the traditional blog format. As the rate of transportation cycling continues to rise, we hope to be a resource and support system for bicyclists, new and experienced alike, with a focus on women (although men are definitely welcome and included!). We remain committed to demonstrating how life on two wheels can be simple, stylish, and fun. This new direction has energized us, and we hope it will energize you, too!

What?

  • Daily updates, sometimes two or more per day
  • Varied content
  • Regular series
  • How-to’s and practical information
  • Longer articles focusing on advocacy issues
  • Fun fashion and vintage inspiration
  • Interviews with movers and shakers in the bike world
  • Profiles of everyday cyclists and “Roll Models”
  • Videos and podcasts
  • Links to other interesting articles in the blog world
  • Dynamic magazine-style layout allows us to present more content in a compact space—while keeping individual posts and RSS feeds the same
  • Monthly newsletter (sign up here) featuring a sure-to-be-stunning monthly desktop calendar designed by Dottie

When? 

The new direction starts . . . now! If you are reading this through our RSS feed, we encourage you to click through to our actual site to see the redesign.

Your turn.

We’d love to know what you would to see more on LGRAB. Take our three-second survey.

Thank you for your continued interest in and support of Let’s Go Ride a Bike—and your patience during this transition. (We’re hoping you won’t need too much of it!) We remain dedicated to creating a community where all those who ride bikes for transportation will feel welcome, no matter the format. Your thoughts and comments are always appreciated.

13 thoughts on “Pedaling in a new direction

  1. my hyggelig says:

    evolution is good.  roll on…

  2. my hyggelig says:

    evolution is good.  roll on…

  3. Sheridesabike says:

    I also love the thrifted fashion!

  4. Trisha says:

    Hey everyone! Anyone looking for archives can, for the time being, find them here:

    http://letsgorideabike.com/blog/all-posts/

    You can also click on the red “View More” button near the bottom of the page and be taken to all past posts. Or browse by category using the menus in the footer.

    We hope to have links to popular categories and the “all posts” page in the main nav bar very soon.

  5. Amy Gawthrop says:

    Just linked a long time friend to you guys the other day. She just got her first bike in 15 years as a mother’s day gift from her kids and husband. She plans to use it for transportation in Woodstock, Ill. One more on the road! :)

    • Dottie says:

      That’s great, Amy!  Thank you for sending her our way and we hope the site will be useful to her.  Definitely having a friend like you will be the most helpful.  :)

  6. Kara says:

    You guys are awesome! Looking forward to seeing how LGRAB evolves. Thank you for being such a great resource and inspiration. 

  7. I follow you through Blogger, so when I click it brings me to your blog post, not the whole LGRAB site, apparently. I didn’t realize you had one. I did visit it, and it seemed a bit overwhelming and confusing to me. Will I be able to see everything as a blog post that Blogger can follow? I’m worried I’ll miss something interesting, but at the same time, I’m not too keen on visiting the homepage again with ALL those categories scattered about. 

    • LGRAB says:

      Those are not catagories scattered about, simply our blog posts. Organizing them in boxes – instead of one at a time at full length – allows visitors to see and sort through content that interests them more easily, instead of endlessly scrolling.

      Once you click on a post title, the post is laid out in the traditional format and soon we will have “next” and “previous” buttons to move easily from one post to the next.

      Nothing will change about how you read the posts in blogger or any other RSS feed.

      I think once you get used to the changes, you will see that this new redesign is really quite simple.

      • Thanks! I’m sure you’re right, change does throw me off :)  

        I appreciate you taking the time to share everything in your blog and all the different ways you do that, you’re a constant inspiration to people like me who go ahead and decide to do something “different” like ride a bike to work, but still need that reassurance every once in a while to face the constant questions and odd looks.

        Also- my Bike-To-Work weeks organization was a success! 4 people (hopefully 6 by tomorrow) have biked to work once when they normally drive. (No one who biked lives farther from work than me- and I’m only 4 miles!)

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