Life and bikes in Washington, D.C. Sometimes a marathon. Started in mid-2010, Chasing Mailboxes has evolved into a space to reflect and share bicycling and running experiences. Initially, these were only my stories, but now the blog hosts stories from many people.
In addition to my around-town cycling, my husband and I regularly participate in events with our local club, the D.C. Randonneurs, and we completed Paris-Brest-Paris together on tandem in 2011. We escape the city from time to time to go bike touring, and participate in other non-rando cycling events. I run-commute and enjoy the occasional marathon. It feels good to spend time on two feet as well as two wheels.
Through Chasing Mailboxes, I’ve interviewed people about various bikey things, including:
- Women BikeDC – interviews with women who live and ride in the D.C. area.
- BikeDC Speaks – discussions with D.C.-based cyclists about riding in D.C.
- Bikes to Like – featuring people’s bikes, particularly rando rides, but other bikes, too.
- Freezing Saddles – talking with D.C.-area commuters about winter commuting, including gear tips.
- On Writing and Riding – interviews with some of my favorite cycling-centric bloggers.
- We Love Coffeeneuring – interviews with coffeeneurs about all things bikes and coffee, including some of the “original coffeeneurs.”
Coffeeneuring and the Errandonnee
These challenges come to life through the blogging and Twitter community, and participants’ excellent guest posts.
Press and Recognition
- The Bicycle Story interview about coffeeneuring, BikeDC’s Friday Coffee Club, and randonneuring.
- Featured with Felkerino in BicycleSPACE’s Friends of the Shop write-up and video.
- Dmitry Gudkov’s first bicycle portrait of #BikeDC during his trip to the National Bike Summit.
- One of “5 Local Cycling Blogs You Should Follow“ in Washingtonian’s Well-Being blog.
- Featured by Pedal Dancer in Recommended Reading– Colorado 2014: By the Days and Miles.
- Extensive two-part interview with Suze, Cycling about bicycling and running, DC Cyclist: Part 1 and Part 2!
- Guest post on The Bicycle Story’s Throwback Thursday: Niagara Falls and Tandem Bike Tour Follies. A story of Felkerino’s and my first tandem tour.
- Voted “Favorite Commuter Cycling Blog,” by lovingthebike.com readers as the in their 2012 and 2011 Cycling Blog Top Dogs poll.
- Motivational Monday profile by Bike Shop Girl.
- Profiled by Josie’s Bike Life in Women on Bikes and Women Involved.
Get In Touch
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