Talking (Bike) Shop with Elsbeth Cool

Elsbeth is back for another episode, this time talking about her business–Four Star Family Cyclery. She shares what they do (cargo bike rentals! mobile service! no mansplaining!), why she started the business, and what it’s like to be a woman in a male dominated industry.

Switching to Cycling with Elsbeth Cool

Elsbeth Cool was car-free for years in Chicago before becoming a cargo bike enthusiast and now owner of Four Star Family Cyclery. In this episode she shares how she went from walking and using public transit to riding all-year round. We have a great conversation about the evolution of her biking set-up, her advice for biking through the winter, and how she handles the curiosity and judgment that comes with biking as a family.

Active Transportation Advocacy with Lisa Corriveau

Lisa Corriveau–aka Spokesmama–joins me for Episode 5 to talk about living car-free in Vancouver, British Columbia. She shares how she started cycling, how her family uses car-share, which cargo bikes she prefers, and how she advocates for active transportation both through her work teaching cycling classes and as a member of Vancouver’s Active Transportation Policy Council.

Family Bike Camping with Mark Stosberg

Mark Stosberg joins me for Episode 4. He lives a car-lite life in Bloomington, Indiana with his wife and two kids. In addition to riding all over town, he regularly goes bike camping with his family, including a ten-day tour of Southern Indiana in the summer of 2016.