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Mack Black

User Experience Designer + Strategist in Berrien Springs

What a Bike Can Teach You

PRESENTED ON MAY 19, 2017
IN ST JOSEPH @ VOL 9

Mack Black from Cycle-Re-Cycle - L'earn a bike: What a bike can teach you

Mack Black is an UX designer, living, working, and biking in Southwest Michigan. She moved to Berrien Berrien Springs in 2016 on a YOLO whim from Washington DC, with a strong desire for living in a place larger than a postage stamp and chicken ownership.

She is a new volunteer at CycleReCycle, a Benton Harbor Non-Profit dedicated to keeping bicycles out of landfills and advocating for bicycling as a preferred mode of transportation. Through their L'Earn A Bike program they teach area youth the art of bicycle maintenance, and Mack continues to be amazed at how much a bike can teach you.

 

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How Riding A Bike Taught Me About Prejudice

BY ANDREW KURJATA
@ VOL 1 ON FEB 18, 2014

How does a straight, white male living in North America experience prejudice? He gets on a bike. Andrew Kurjata, a bicyclist by convenience means and not by enthusiast means, just wants to ride his bicycle. However, he quickly learns that riding your bike, in a highly car dominated culture, is an inherently political act. 

"Presentation of the Day" on October 16, 2014.

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"The Coolest Guy on a Bike in ATL"

BY KYLE TOROK
@ VOL. 22 1/2 | ATL CYCLING FEST & ATL PKN ON JUN 08, 2014

Kyle Torok is easily the coolest guy on a bike here in Atlanta. That said, he is one heck of a guy and riding his bike has brought happiness, saddness and many upon many great experiences. Overall, it has brought him friends and a community of people- and through it all has been his bicycle.    

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Bike Cleveland

BY JACOB VANSICKLE
@ VOL 23 ON AUG 07, 2014

Jacob VanSickle is the executive director of Bike Cleveland, the regions bicycle advocacy organization that advocates for streets safer so people of all ages and abilities can ride a bike in our fair city. One project Bike Cleveland is organizing is called the Midway, a plan for a network of protected bike lanes.

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Knickerbocker Cycling in Christchurch

BY CATARINA GUTIERREZ
@ VOL 23 ON MAY 04, 2015

On the 1892 Adalanta Cycle Club:

"It's special to me because it was a group of all women cyclists that decided to get together to go on picnics, to go one day trips, and just be all around awesome in their knickerbockers."

From Knickerbocker Cycling in Christchurch, from Christchurch Vol. 23Catarina Gutierrez shares her passion as an everyday cyclist as she explores a city steeped in bicycle culture and history. Prior to landing in Christchurch, she's lived and pedaled in popular bike cities such as Brooklyn, NY and Portland, OR. In addition to founding the social bicycles club "CycleCHCH", Gutierrez volunteers at RAD Bikes. These days you can find her cruising around Christchurch on a bubblegum pink Morrison step-through and in a bright, neon helmet covered in stickers. 

This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 28th, 2015.

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How to create cycling infrastructure in Volgograd?

BY MIKHAIL SOLOMONOV
@ VOL 1 ON FEB 27, 2017

Mikhail Solomonov knows how to create a great environment for bike riders and will tell us about his worldwide bike traveling and project of creating new bike environment in the city.

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High as a kite on a bike - in Nepal

BY BEN SWANEPOEL
IN VIENTIANE

Ben Swanepoel told us of his journey by bike to the mountains of Nepal. He showed us beautiful images of stunning but difficult terrain and told us of his turmoil at having to change his plans and turn back. Ben’s journey showed us how the unplanned route can surprise and delight.

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What I Learned Riding My Bicycle Across Michigan

BY CHUCK JAGER
@ VOL 9 ON MAY 19, 2017

Chuck Jager can be seen commuting to work on his neon green Trek bicycle with that uber cool band on his pants leg. He is a long-time high school U.S. History teacher, and once graded more than 1500 essays in one week.

 

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The Bike Station: The Re-Cycle of Life

BY VICTORIA LEIPER
@ VOL 31 ON APR 20, 2017

Glasgow Bike Station is the city’s largest bike recycling charity. Their vision is for healthy, green and happy communities where everyone has access to a bicycle. They do this by recycling unwanted bikes, parts and accessories; offering cycle training, bike maintenance training, Fix Your Own Bike sessions twice weekly and a menu of business to business services. In addition, the Bike Station manages and re-distributes the city-wide bike hire scheme Nextbike. To encourage more people onto bikes, the Bike Station also offers a comprehensive programme of outreach projects such as the Bike Station Academy; a training programme for young people who are not in education, employment or training. The ultimate aim of all the Bike Station’s work is to change lives through cycling. 

Victoria Leiper is the Head of Projects and is responsible for managing the Bike Station’s outreach programme. 

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What if you live your life the way you ride your bike?

BY GEORGIE WOOD
@ VOL 18 ON SEP 07, 2017

Georgie Wood is the founder of creative communications agency Wood Wood Culture Club. During her career, she’s explored youth culture links with Fred Perry, inspired people to head outdoors with Regatta and helped Londoners fall in love with vintage steel road bikes.

In this talk she looks into the question: "what if you live your life the way you ride your bike?"