VV Profile: April Streeter - Author of Women on Wheels
TreeHugger blogger, author, freelance writer Raison d'etre: advocating for bikeworld Hometown: Hm, that's a hard one. I was the equivalent of an Army brat, born in Waukeegan, Illinois, and lived all over including Piedmont, California, Manila, Philippines, Hong Kong, Honolulu and Madrid. I've lived the longest (11 years) in Portland, Oregon with two stints in Sweden of 2.5 and 4.5 years. Current city/Neighborhood: Inner southeast Portland, Ladd's Addition Favorite city to ride a bike in in the world: I have two: Copenhagen, Denmark, especially on a sunny day, and the entire island of Öland, in the Baltic Sea, where I live on my bike. That said, Portland is a fantastic bike city to call home. girlsonbikes.org, and coming soon (late September) to a book tour near you! Where will your bike take you in 2012: So many places - a myriad of Portland Pedalpalooza fun rides throughout June, a great Oregon wine country loop last week of 42 miles that turned into 52 miles when we got lost in the Amity hills, and daily duties on the streets of Portland. Vélo Vogue tip of the day: The two best words in biking are 'thank you'! It sounds so corny, but I believe women can really soften and civilize city traffic's rougher edges by biking, and looking good while doing so. Thanking drivers for friendly behavior just can't hurt.