Joyriders, Meet Melissa!
Friends, I have a confession. I kind of have a secret love coloring books, combine that with my not-so-secret love for bikes, and well – you’ve got my attention. That’s how I discovered PedalLove.org Founder and Editor Melissa Balmer who focuses on thought leadership and storytelling tools to grow more active, sustainable, mindful mobility.
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JOYRIDERS! Melissa has given us special access to two coloring pages! Click here to download!
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“The bike is a strength maximizer” ~ Steve Jobs.
“The bike is a tool for optimism” ~ Melissa Balmer
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Download your coloring pages courtesy of PedalLove here. Let’s be real – there’s a Susan B. Anthony quote over the image of Kittie Knox, but Susan B. Anthony was a noted racist.
Thanks for hanging out, Melissa, and thanks for the coloring pages!
Listeners, Melissa and I would love to see what you color. Go ahead and tag @thejoyridepodcast and @pedallove in your instagram pic and you’ll be entered to win a copy of Taking the Lane #14 Bikequity: Money, Class , & Bicycling! You have until April 30, 2018! Go forth and color!
Coming up on the Bike Love Calendar:
- Swift Stoked Spoke Series (Seattle): March 28
- Black Girls Do Bike National Meetup: May 18-20
- Cycle Oregon Joy Ride: June 9
- World Naked Bike Ride: June 23
- Cycle Oregon Weekender: July 14-15
- Seattle-to-Portland: July 14-15
- RAGBRAI: July 22-July 28 (Iowa, y’all)
- WTFbikexplorers summit (Whitefish, Montana): August 16-19
- Cycle Oregon Classic: September 8-15
East Bay WomenBike Book Club: 2nd Thursdays (Oakland, CA)
Friends, you know I believe in the transformative power of the bike, in our personal lives, our communities, and the world at large. I would be super grateful if you’d leave a rating or review in iTunes, Stitcher, or via whatever method you listen. It helps more gals find the show, and I believe the more stories we share, the more women who ride, we make this world – both our internal and external worlds – better with every revolution.
Ratings and reviews help with that (pssst, I read your 5-star reviews on the show!!) but nothing is better than a personal referral, it’d be rad if you would share the show with even just one woman who you think might dig it.
Never forget, “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”
Keep moving forward and until next time I hope you enjoy the ride.