Announcing the Randonnista Podcast!

It’s here! It’s here! It’s finally here!

This has literally been years in the making. I have been a podcast fan and listener for over 12 years (keep in mind the first official podcast only started in 2004) and it’s been my dream to make my own. This dream was solidified after being the co-host of Bike Talk on the MIT Radio Station 88.1 (hopefully returning after the pandemic), and guesting on other people’s shows. My problem was that I had too many ideas! I want to bring fun and comedy to the world of biking as well as highlight amazing work that is happening to get more people on bikes. And my idea was born!

My new podcast, Randonnista, is a combination of the current goings on in biking, long-form conversations with cool people about bikes, and fun (and hopefully funny) segments that bring a little levity to the conversation.

This whole thing will be a learning experience for me both in terms of learning more about my bike friends and for me to learn more about audio production. Please stick around for a fun ride. I’m really proud of this project and hope the world will love it too. To continue following the fun you can visit the podcast home page, and see a preview below.

I launched the Trailer today, available wherever you listen to podcasts. The first official episode will launch Thursday, October 28th!

Listen here to see what it’s all about:

Bay State Bike Month and Rides Galore: Featuring Galen Mook Randonnista

Welcome folks to Episode 12! I have a great episode for you folks today. For Bike News, I give some positive infrastructure news and highlight some of the many May rides happening. For Friends on Bikes Eating Dessert, I brought back Yari, to discuss the important topic of how to lead a bike ride, and she'll stay on with me at the end for the game of how to not be "that ride". Finally, our Deeper Look is none other than my former Bike Talk co-host and the Executive Director of MassBike, Galen Mook.Thank you to Yari and Galen for joining me on this episode. The theme and music for this show were created by the amazing Kate Hardly. Her album, West, is available now on her bandcamp page: https://katehardly.bandcamp.com/.Randonnista is produced, hosted, recorded, and edited by me, Laura Jillian, with special guest host Watson the Bike Dog. You can stay connected with the show at Randonnista.com and see segment extras @Randonnista on Instagram and my YouTube Channel, https://www.youtube.com/user/TheRealLauraJillian, and follow Watson’s biking adventures @Watsonthebikedog on Instagram. If you’re enjoying the show please tag #randonnista in your posts so we can see it! I love hearing from the audience!Here are the links from this episode!Bay State Bike MonthBike Lanes Provide Positive Economic ImpactList of Lots of events! 2022 Neighborhood Ride Series: Mattapan Tour de FarmsREI – Boston Pedals TogetherSunset Cycling SeriesBike-In MovieRide For Black Lives May20Mi2 New Bedford RideKittie Knox Ride
  1. Bay State Bike Month and Rides Galore: Featuring Galen Mook
  2. Rides, Racing, and Inclusivity: Featuring Meg Cater
  3. Music, Mental Health, and Riding with Kids: Featuring YT
  4. Black Futures, Cooperative Community, and Cannabis: Featuring Saskia VannJames
  5. Wheelie Kids, Zwift, and Bike Giveaways: Featuring Lonnell Roberts-Wells
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