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The Wheel Friends is a Podcast where I ride my bike with my friends. Recorded while on bicycles (Or in a car if we're going Mountain Biking) we tell stories and jokes and talk shop.

The Wheel Friends is a Podcast where I ride my bike with my friends. Recorded while on bicycles (Or in a car if we're going Mountain Biking) we tell stories and jokes and talk shop.


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The Wheel Friends is a Podcast where I ride my bike with my friends. Recorded while on bicycles (Or in a car if we're going Mountain Biking) we tell stories and jokes and talk shop.






Ep 52 - Community Action In Action

It's a recap of the Community Action Alley Cat. We handed out 115 care packages to the less fortunate in downtown Grand Rapids and it kicked ass.


EP 51 - Stolen Bike Watch!

The Alley Cat was rescheduled, Joel's bike got stolen, The Fire Department might be able to help you recover your stolen bike, and the bike song of the week was very appropriate.


Ep 50 - Community Action & Voice Mails & Bike Songs

Last reminder for the Community Action Alley Cat, Craig checks the voicemails and introduces the Bike Song of the Week.


Ep. 49 - Bike Safety & Maintenance

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. August 15th, GR, MI - Community Action Alley Cat - Bring a mask and a bike with a rack or a pack...


Ep 48 - Before It All Went Down

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 The Lord of the Rings again.


Community Action Alley Cat Announcement

In the wake of current events Craig and the gang have not been able to record any new episodes. HOWEVER we have had a lot of time to think about our community and its needs in this weird, difficult time. As we ride the streets of Grand Rapids its hard for us to ignore the homeless community and how it has fallen to the wayside amidst our nation's current state. Ministries and shelters were closed for a time resulting in people being unable to get day-to-day necessities. That’s when our sweet...


EP 47 - Mild Mild Winter (With Steve)

Just Steve & Craig shootin' the breeze and daydreaming. Talking Points: Mild Mild Winter, Commuter Encounter, Public Parks Shouldn't Close, PFOS not PFAFF's, Vegan Baked Goods, Private Shopping Hours, this is not a parts show, riding on cobblestones, Claymore Bike, Fairdale Taj, Bunnyhopping, the GR Bicyclist Look, handdrawn bike map, Misguided music album, Co Op Frame Shop, Dog Robot, Valentine's Mishap


Ep 46 - Grass Not Gas 2020 (with Steve & Dustin)

First new recording of 2020! Steve & Dustin are back with Craig in the studio. We've got a new call in number! Not posting it here, I don't need any more phone calls from Atlantic City Casinos. Talking points: Bicycle ASMR, this is not sexual, two party consent recording, "Meet The Wires", Fuck You Rob Schneider, The Captain, Craig's Bad Ass Day, New Request Line Number, Ins & Outs 2020, Craig is awful in a car, Biking Tattoo, Impossible Whopper, #bernie2020, Trump & Bicycles, a peloton, a...


EP 45 - The Boys Are Back In Town ( with Steve & Dustin)

Oh boy, it's 2020! Here's an episode from when we were hungover after a Halloween Party. Remember 2019? Good times. The theme of this episode is returning. Steve went to Mexico, Dustin sick (he got better), and Craig went back to work. Talking points: Dysentery, tales from the streets, New Steve, Biking in New York, Biking in Mexico, Bike Stores, Holbox, Tulum, Mexico City, Podcast Magic, Bepis, The People's Vehicle, Steve's cool bike things in Mexico, Altitude Doping, Brendan Fraser,...


Ep 44 - Car Talk (With Ian)

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. Andy Shaw Illustrates bicycles find him on Instagram Support the show's...


EP 43 - Biking With Your Dog & Robots in the Bike Lane (With Mitch)

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 bike opinion from the internet, and whether or not we should allow robots in the bike lanes? You can support the show by going to...


EP 42 - Swift Solstice Campout (with Alan & Pat)

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, City Slicker 100 Event Page


EP 41 - Dogs, Crashes & Nextdoor Gripes (With Alan & Pat)

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 Nextdoor, and a whole lot more!


Ep 40 - The Bicyclers (With Steve, Dustin & Theresa)

In this special episode of the Wheel Friends, Craig and Co. perform "The Bicyclers" a bicycle comedy published in 1896. The Bicyclers & Three Other Farces was written by John Kendrick Bangs and is available in the Public Domain Support the show by going to


Ep. 39 - Bike Polo Royale (With Robert)

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 out Grand Rapids Bike Polo on Facebook & Instagram


Ep. 38 - Whiskey Tree (With Allison, Angela, & Theresa)

Allison, Angela & Theresa share some stories from 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo.


EP. 37 - Selling A Bike To A Tinder Match (With Shawn)

New Episode from out of the Archives (June 2018). Shawn from Freewheeler Bike Shop came in and we discussed Not Talking About the Tour De France, Creative Bike Shop Marketing, Our Ideal Bike Shops, the Rampancy of Bike Thefts in Grand Rapids, and a whole lot more.


Ep. 36 - When Your Stolen Bike Makes the News (With Alan & Anthony)

Craig is joined in the studio by his old friend Alan and his new friend Anthony. Anthony talks about riding his bike to fish in Millennium Park. Alan talks about racing BMX as a kid, generational naming, and the highly publicized theft & recovery of his bicycle.


Ep. 35 - Bike! Bike! 2018 (With Martel)

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!


EP. 34 - How Steven Got His Bike Back

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.