Biking For Transportation With Lisa Corriveau (aka Spokesmama)

Have you ever wanted to ride your bike more for transportation?  Many of the benefits we get from cycling as a sport–exercise, endorphins, being social, getting outdoors–we can also get from cycling as a means of getting where we need to go.  Plus, the added benefit of helping the environment.  


In this episode, I interview Lisa Corriveau, better known as Spokesmama.  She’s a blogger, cycling advocate, and bicycle educator.  More importantly, she’s somebody who knows pretty much everything you would ever need to know about bicycling around town.

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We discuss:

  • How Lisa got started bike commuting (she’d never owned a car!)
  • Her involvement as a cycling educator teaching cycling to kids and adult women
  • Organizing bike to school or bike to work activities
  • How to find good routes for biking safely
  • Recommended bikes and gear for commuting
  • The benefits of biking as a means of transportation
  • Biking in inclement weather
  • Bicycling with children
  • Cargo bikes and electric bikes

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About The Host

kristen bonkoski

Kristen Bonkoski is the founder and owner of Femme Cyclist.

An avid cyclist for a few decades now, she took to cycling during her late teen years — a time when she needed something to help boost her self-esteem and confidence.

Mission accomplished, the sport has become an important part of her life.  Kristen’s favorite disciplines are mountain biking and bike commuting, although you can also find her cranking out a century on her road bike and touring with her husband and son.  If it has to do with two wheels, she enjoys doing it.

Kristen is a certified USA Cycling coach, and she runs Rascal Rides, a website about biking with kids.

IG: @kristenlbonkoski

Are You Listening To The Femme Cyclist Podcast?!?

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A podcast for women who love bicycles! We we celebrate all forms of riding and all forms of women, so whether you’re a road cyclist, mountain biker, or bike commuter, you’ll find your community here. Each week we’ll week bring you interviews from inspiring women, and offer tips and tricks to help you thrive on the bike.

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