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Karen Voyer-Caravona

California
For the last year and a half, my husband and I have embarked in an experiment in bike commuting in Flagstaff, Arizona, our home for the last three years.  Initially motiviated by the extreme spike in gas prices in 2008, our bike trips to work, our favorite sushi place, the farmer's market,... Full Bio
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Product review: The RockiNoggins Kate Helmet Cover! by Karen Voyer-Caravona Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking That's me in the RockiNoggins Kate helmet cover. Wow!  It's been September since my last post.  All owing to my intense focus on graduate school, and now th ... Read on »
A folding bicycle society on campus? by Karen Voyer-Caravona Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Perfect for living in small spaces and travel by train. I attend ASU's downtown campus.  Over the last few years with the expansion of downtown campus city ... Read on »
Product review time! The Bikie Girl Bloomers Trio by Karen Voyer-Caravona Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking The cute flippy skirt with the bike shorts just peaking out from under the hem. Recently, Commute by Bike published my review of the Bikie Girl Bloomers Tr ... Read on »
Bike date to Georges of Galilee by Karen Voyer-Caravona Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking A view from our bikes of the beach at Point Judith.  Look closely for the surfers. Oh, no!  More photos from the Voyer family reunion in Rhode Island this ... Read on »
New Product Review: The Detours Ballard Market Pannier - it's three bikes bags in one! by Karen Voyer-Caravona Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Lisa, on her vintage Raleigh foldy, with the Detours Ballard Market Pannier in her basket. No, my friend Lisa and I normally don't call each before we meet ... Read on »
A Rhode Island family reunion on bikes by Karen Voyer-Caravona Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking A view of the Atlantic from Narragansett Beach from Ocean Road. My father was raised in Wakefield, Rhode Island.  Or Peacedale depending on which side of Al ... Read on »
The July meeting of Phoenix Spokes People - Sunday, July 14 at PHX BikeLab! by Karen Voyer-Caravona Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking At a meet up stop at the group ride to the May Phoenix Spokes People meeting. Yes, it is a bit warm but that needn't stop you from coming out to PHX BikeLa ... Read on »
The Uberhood: be cool, stay dry and keep riding. A product review by Karen Voyer-Caravona Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Welcome sun protection for summer pedaling. My first year of grad school is at an end, and I've finally had time to sneak in some more product review for ... Read on »
Bike to Work Friday in Phoenix by Karen Voyer-Caravona Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking For those Phoenicians interested in biking to work but still concerned, why not get your feet wet by joining the newly established Bike to Work Friday group, meeting u ... Read on »
Engagement and bike advocacy by Karen Voyer-Caravona Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking John Romero (right) addresses the candidates about transportation cycling in Phoenix. Phoenix Spokes People and others interested in expanding bike infrastr ... Read on »
Combining bike and city bus to Desert Botanical Garden by Karen Voyer-Caravona Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking A couple of weeks ago, I made plans with a friend to meet at Desert Botanical Garden to tour the garden and view the butterfly exhibit.  DBG is several, several, several mil ... Read on »
More Phoenix murals and a bike advocacy update by Karen Voyer-Caravona Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Because I spent the better part of this month preparing my final projects for the end of spring semester, I did very little blogging.  When I wasn't ironing my husband cloth ... Read on »
Two wheeled traction by Karen Voyer-Caravona Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking On my way to a morning trial budget meeting and dressed for success. Bike month is winding down in Phoenix but the push to increase City funding of bike inf ... Read on »
Bike to Work Day in Phoenix by Karen Voyer-Caravona Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Have cruisers will bike!  By the time I arrived at Park Central at 7 a.m. for the Bike to Work parade to downtown, a large gather of bicyclists had already ... Read on »
Inspiring bike infrastructure with artful bike racks by Karen Voyer-Caravona Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Get it?  It's a bike rack shaped like a bike!  And so many places one can lock up to. Artists almost always are on the forefront of cultural change so when ... Read on »
Phoenix Bike Week Group Rides - Ride to the Ball Park by Karen Voyer-Caravona Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Mayor Stanton warming up team Bike Phoenix, and wearing the official Bike Week t-shirt provided all the riders. Bike Week in Phoenix kicked off with a Sund ... Read on »
Flower power at Phoenix's mini-Ciclovia by Karen Voyer-Caravona Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Angie, over a vegetable garden. Bob, Angie and I pedaled down to the mini-ciclovia this past Saturday and enjoyed the closed off downtown roads while set up ... Read on »
A bike friendly breakfast at Scratch French Café by Karen Voyer-Caravona Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking a Bike parking within site of my table on the patio of Scratch French Café. Bike advocacy makes a girl hungry.  Luckily, Scratch French Café has plenty of bi ... Read on »
Gearing up for more April bike advocacy by Karen Voyer-Caravona Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking New Phoenix Spokes People Kate and David, flanking Bob, one of meeting regulars added their voices to the evening's agenda and plan to speak at upcoming budget ... Read on »
This is what bicycle advocacy looks like - Phoenix Spokes People in action by Karen Voyer-Caravona Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking The Phoenix Spoke People have been taking this advocacy stuff pretty serious in the last couple of months. Phoenix Spokes Person Gene leans into view a sugges ... Read on »