River City Bicycles in Portland sat down for a bike chat and a walk through history with Richard Schwinn, founder of Waterford Precision Cycles and Gunnar Cycles, and the great-grandson of Ignaz Schwinn.
"If we ever want to grow that pie, to truly make cycling an approachable, mainstream mode of transportation, we need to forget trying to recruit new members into our eccentric club and instead make the output of our passion more applicable to non-enthusiasts."
"No other activity grants me such access to both the past, present and future all at once, while giving me time to think about it all in cadence with my physical self. Pedal strokes align with breaths align with miles align with thoughts."
National nonprofit PeopleForBikes wants to find 10 cities where bike traffic can be doubled or tripled (and cycling accidents reduced) by 2020, and its wants to help that along with targeted grants and three years of professional assistance.