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Craig was rooting around in a bin of public domain media and ripped the audio from 4 bike safety videos from as far back as 1939. Community Corner: August 8th, NY, NY - Justice Ride X - Tenth week a protest ride for Black Lives Matter and to ride against police brutality The dress code is green. Meetup at Tweed courthouse 52 Chamber St. NW NY, NY. …
 
In March, Steve, Craig & Dustin met up to record for the last time before COVID-19 hit Michigan. Unbeknownst to them, Michigan was in for a hell of a ride. They talked about Corona (Skip ahead to 10:30 if you don't feel like listening to 3 dummies talk about the Corona Virus), Craig has a bunch of great ideas, and they find a reason to talk about T…
 
Craig's friend Ian, a Jimmy John's Bicyclist, comes in to talk about bike delivery in Grand Rapids. Then they spend a great deal of time talking about some major problems with motorists. Craig also kind of convinces Ian to give Strava a try. Ian's band is Fire Kitten, check em out on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/FireKittenrocks/ Andy Shaw Ill…
 
In this dog heavy episode of the Wheel Friends, Craig invites Mitch back into the studio to talk about the various ways to pedal with your pooch. They also talk about the new additions to the Grand Rapids Bike Park, Changes to the city's bike lanes in the next few years, an UBER hack for biking busy streets, Craig gets frustrated about another bad …
 
Alan & Pat are still in the studio, but now they're talking about the Swift Solstice Camp-out. They also talk about bike jobs, bike camping, Alan's upcoming fabrication projects, Hemingway quotes and more! Checkout the Patreon, patreon.com/thewheelfriends City Slicker 100 Event Page https://www.facebook.com/events/1323612277804169…
 
Holy Smokes! We packed a lot into this one. Alan's back this time with Patrick from Freewheeler bike shop and Craig's dog Mushu. They discuss buying harder to find things without the help of a car, Craig's recent bike crash, Fixie riding, Monster Garage but for Bikes, Craig reads a post from someone in his neighborhood being extremely wrong on Next…
 
Robert Wood of Grand Rapids Bike Polo was in the studio this past March to talk Bike Polo, The Toronto International Bike Expo, and Bike Polo Memes. Craig talks winter bike rides, sheds some confusing details on a ride that may or may not happen, and pitches a Battle Royale Bicycling Game. Details on an upcoming bike polo shuffle at the end! Check …
 
New Year, New Theme Song! The Wheel Friends is back for the first episode of 2019 with Martel Posey of the Spoke Folks Bicycle Co-Op. Martel talks about his love of bicycling being birthed from necessity, his trip to Bike! Bike! 2018 in Los Angeles, singing Prince from the back of a Karaoke bike, and his love of all things bicycle. Check it out!…
 
It's the first episode in the new studio space! Craig bought a house (Hence the absence) & Steve's new bike got stolen! Craig shares a story of almost being right hooked, Steve describes his new bike and how he lost it. But don't worry, it gets recovered! Hear how it was done and maybe you can use the advice yourself some day.…
 
The Wheel Friends Podcast returns after a short hiatus with the long sought after race coverage from the 3AM Alley Dawg. In what we're calling "The Wheeled World of Sports", Craig & Steve will recount their racing experience as they rode in a 3AM Alley Cat.... er... Dawg Race through Downtown Grand Rapids. A story of pain, pleasure, and the America…
 
On this episode of the Wheel Friends, Craig is joined by bike commuter and fellow Podcast host, Joel Campbell of Borderless and the Lamp Post Podcast. Joel explains Borderless. Craig reminisces about biking through the countryside. Then they talk about infrastructure, how dumb cars are, and Joel shares his experience getting hit. Be sure to check o…
 
Mitch & Emily join Craig on the show this week. Mitch is hosting an early morning Alley Cat (Alley Dawg) on April 15th so he's on to give us the scoop. Mitch & Emily also bought a Tandem Bike. Craig talks about riding with a group of strangers he met on bikes. Emily shares how she meets people on bikes. Also Strava Sex Bots, ID Chips, and a whole l…
 
The Wheel Friends is back baby! Craig's friend Liz Rennie from the Spoke Folks bicycle co-op is back on the show to kick off the new year. They talk about bicycling resolutions and realistic goal setting. Liz designs a dream bike and then she and Craig design bikes based on the Lord of the Rings. All that and a whole lot more!…
 
Happy Holidays friends! This week on the show, our friend Avery Miller from Symbiote Cycle Works and Grand Rapids Bicycle Company returns. Avery recently took a road trip playing bike polo with various Polo Clubs across the US and he shares from his experience on the road. Also in this episode some things to be aware of when Biking to the bank, fru…
 
This week on the Wheel Friends, Craig is joined by his friend Dania! Dania is an active member of the Grand Rapids bike community, a vintage bike enthusiast, and a botanical artist. They talk about Dania's bike beliefs, design the ultimate bicycle for gardeners, and discuss buying gifts for bicyclists (Anything with a bike on it, tbh). Dania's Etsy…
 
The Wheel Friends is back and so is winter. This week, Steve returns to the show and he and Craig talk about a whole lot of stuff. This episode is freeform bike-chat. Steve tells Craig about the bike tattoo he wants and the podcast he'd have if he had one, the conversation then pivots into a discussion on millennials, the next generation of bicycli…
 
Happy Thanksgiving! Craig is back in action after a week off and he's got our old friend Eli back on the show. Eli recounts his shady history of Hand Ups, and we discuss what we would do to go all out with a high Hand Up Budget. Then Craig shares his number one complaint about riding your bike indoors on a trainer. Then Craig and Eli talk about the…
 
This week on the Wheel Friends Craig is joined by his friend Emily "Hambone". Emily's been racing a lot in the past year and she recounts some of her experiences racing Gravel, Cyclocross and the Occasional Mountain Bike Race. She shares her favorite racing conditions as well as her reasoning for not riding road races. Then Craig & Emily tell some …
 
Mondays are normally reserved for Recording & Editing, but because it was the night of the Devil's Night Poker Run (Check the pics on our instagram) Craig's busting out some B-Roll! Steve's back in this episode with a fresh bike movie pitch for a modern day Western set on bikes. Together the two create a setting for the most buckwild extreme sports…
 
If you're looking for a bunch of bad Halloween Costumes, then this is the bicycling podcast for you! Craig's neighbor and friend Louis is back on the show this week. Louis talks about his recent frame break. Craig shares his experience riding on a recent "Third Shift" night ride. After that Craig talks about an upcoming Poker Run and Costume party …
 
Holy Smokes! 20 Episodes! After biking 40 miles on a rainy Fall day in Michigan, Craig sits down fire side with Steve, Dustin, And Ari to dry their clothes and talk about their ride. It'll be just like you're camping with them as they regale you with tales of donuts, skeptics, bathroom heaters, mud puddles and a whole lot more. After the fire, hang…
 
This week on The Wheel Friends Steve is back! Steve has caught a bit of wanderlust and has taken to bikecamping. He shares his experience with Craig, who has some stories of his own. Then Craig & Steve get down to planning for a camping trip this weekend and throw out some unconventional ideas. All that and a whole lot more!…
 
In this accessory heavy episode of the Wheel Friends, Craig is joined by his new neighbor and recent addition to the Grand Rapids bike community, Louis Marzeroti. Louis came overly prepared and Craig shares some of his knowledge origins. Then Louis tasks Craig with decking out a bike for a person he made up. Then its back to Yahoo to help somebody …
 
We needed a fun episode this week so Craig had his old pal Steve on the show. Craig shares how he did some major ear damage at the Beer City Bike Fest and Steve talks about biking in Nashville. Then Craig pitches a radio-play idea to Steve and it turns into more bike movie pitches. Lastly Craig shares some of his favorite team names he's seen on th…
 
This week's episode of the Wheel Friends gets a little personal. Craig's guest this week is his very own girlfriend, Patience. They discuss what it's like dating a person who bikes a lot and the concerns that come with it and some tools bicyclists can use to help alleviate some of that stress. Then Craig and Pat take a trip down memory lane to talk…
 
This week the Wheel Friends Podcast is looking to the future. Craig discusses his vision for the winter and also announces the potential for more weekly episodes (Frick yes). Then he takes to Sarahah to answer a super quick user question before diving into picking up groceries by biking. Embrace racks, bags and the commuter life!…
 
This week's episode of the Wheel Friends is pure Michigan as we talk adventures in bike touring. My new friend Jake tells of his trip biking from Grand Rapids, Michigan all the way to the Soo Locks. We discuss bicycle touring, ways to stay entertained on long rides and the best music to keep your brain occupied through it all. We also discuss the f…
 
This week on the Wheel Friends Podcast we welcome the return of our Bestie Eli! He's been busy being a grown up but he still knows how to party. He tells me what motivated him to finally commute to work, which segued into him and I airing our grievances with sharrows. Then we switch gears and talk mountain biking! Specifically Wahlfield Trail North…
 
In this week's episode of the Wheel Friends Podcast we've got our eyes on the big screen. Dustin is back with his roommate John and a bunch of crickets. We discuss bicycles in cinema, saturday morning propaganda, and come up with a few story pitches of our own. I'll also list my top 3 bike movies and we help a person come up with excuses not to rid…
 
In this week's episode Craig talks with his friend Jonathan Tasman, a recent initiate in the world of bicycling about his first month of riding, ways to increase visibility, and they attempt to answer some more questions from strangers. You can find Jonathan's work at http://golittleworld.com/ and you can see him and Craig riding in one of his rece…
 
In this episode of the Wheel Friends Podcast Craig is joined by his friend, Liz Rennie! Liz is an artist and a bike mechanic at the Spoke Folks Bicycle Co-Op in Grand Rapids, MI. They're gonna talk about Bike Co-Ops and Liz's favorite bike repair. Then they'll try and help poor Charlene from Yahoo Answers figure out who stole her bike. They close t…
 
In this episode of The Wheel Friends Podcast Craig is joined by his favorite Metalhead, Dustin Matthews. Dustin & Craig take in some nature, discuss fun group bike rides, and then dive headfirst into the potential for creating some unique experiences in riding your bicycle in Augmented Reality. After all that, Craig & Dustin attempt to answer a que…
 
To those in the bicycling world it is now the one time of year where outsiders might want to talk to you about Le Tour De France. But what if you don't actually know anything about The Tour? Well, I certainly hope this episode of The Wheel Friends might help you with a few talking points. We talk about The Tour's history and some of its rules. We'l…
 
In Episode 5 of the Wheel Friends I am once again joined by Eli, who keeps trying to get me to call him the co-host. In this episode we briefly discuss the deer I hit with my car (sparing the gory details), we imagine a bicycle to get us home in a hypothetical scenario, we talk about fixed gear bikes, and we make up really cool bike products we'd l…
 
I fibbed last week and it looks like I'm riding with Eli again. Recorded on June 14th, Eli and I ride again through Grand Rapids, MI. We talked about my new whip, Eli's thoughts on the perfect amount of wheel spokes, bike-camping, traffic, and I make the discovery that Eli could be the pettiest person on this entire planet. You won't wanna miss it!…
 
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