Bringing human stories and humanity back to the conversations around bicycles. Learn how the news effects our day-to-day lives, hear stories from new riders, and dig in deep with a diverse coalition of folks that make bikes better for all humans. We’ll laugh, we’ll cry, and we’ll eat lots of snacks.
Why is it?
The Randonnista Podcast has been a long-time coming. Inspired from guest-hosting on Bike Talk, I have been discussing making my own audio content for years, and now it has finally arrived! Bike Talk was the proof point that I will never tire of talking about bikes.
However, while bikes for bikes sake is fun, I also wanted to use this platform as a means to spread the word on what my favorite advocates and bike friends are doing in and around Boston to improve biking for everyone. And bring in their whole, dynamic human-selves. We often get labeled as “bike people” but many of us have interests beyond just biking (sacrilege, I know!).
In my conversations you’ll get to hear from a wide-range of bike people all tackling different areas of biking and learn about the human’s behind those stories and what drives them.
More Events, Racing Part 2, Dirt!: Featuring the Hustle Hive –
Welcome folks to Episode 13! I have a great episode for you folks today. For Bike News, I will update you on Porter Square and tell you about 3 exciting upcoming events!. For Friends on Bikes Eating Dessert, I sit down with Gabby and Bridget for the Part 2 of our racing series. They recap me on how their latest race went and tell people to sign up and join them. For a Deeper Look, I sit down with the organizers of the Hustle Hive who discuss their journey to getting more women, trans, femme, and non-binary riders out on the dirt with them. And finally I wrap up with a replay of my first game with my friend Bridget Copes because I was feeling a little nostalgic this week!Thank you to Gabby, Bridget Tan, Kristen, Charlotte and Bridget Copes 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!REI Ride #2 on June 23 – RSVP HERERide for Black Lives VII: Black JoyCommonWheels 6th Annual Walden Pond Ride@WomenonWheels.boston on Instagram@the_hustle_hive on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/teamvelodash/https://www.instagram.com/wbphlracing/