I got this idea in a cafe in Pittsburgh last year and received several great submissions of Bicycle Love Stories. Read on for more information and send me your story and a photo if you’d like yours to be featured. I’ll repost a few of the stories from last year this week because they were so lovely.
If you can’t wait, here’s the way to find them: Bicycle Love Stories.
Tell Your Bicycle Love Story
I am looking for your stories.
And your friend’s stories, too. Please tell your friends who like words and like bikes.
I am looking to bring a personal perspective to people who ride bikes for transportation, exercise, or health, as a way to people watch. Maybe you’re motivated by environmental, economical, ethical reasons. Maybe not.
I love bikes, I love being able to get where I want, when I want, and as fast or slow as I want. I relish the independence my bicycle affords me, and the ability to get in shape while getting around almost for free. I love that I never worry about gas prices, that I don’t have car or insurance payments, and that it’s always easy to meet new people while riding bikes.
I like making friends at stop lights.
I want to know what motivates and excites other people because I want to see more people on bikes in all of our cities. Because it is contagious and makes riding safer and more fun for everyone of all ages and abilities to ride when the numbers of bike riders increase.
Because bike traffic jams are fun.
For Even More Details…
I want to hear how biking has changed your life.
I’m looking for joyful, swoony, excited non-fiction (now) stories celebrating bicycles and their impact on your life, family, or community.
If you can tell your story in 300-600 words, that’s best, but shorter or longer pieces are possible too. Please include at least one relevant photograph, a short bio (about two sentences, maybe longer), and a link to your website if you have one. I will include at least one new story/article/post weekly, and but I would love to include more if I receive a number of quality stories.
If you are interested in contributing something longer, or something else entirely, please let me know and we can discuss it.
Email submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Future topics will vary. Suggestions are welcome.