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.
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.
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 American Spirit.
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 out BorderlessMedia.org to see what Joel's working on and be sure to check out his podcast The Lamp Post wherever you get your podcasts.
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 lot more.
Also, if you wanna race in the 3AM Alley Dawg you can get details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/187332055374447/
Happy St. Patrick's Day Friends!
In this episode Dustin comes by to return one of Craig's bikes, the two talk convenience centers, bicycle solutes, theories about Trump's bike opinion, why the episodes have been delayed and much more!
The days are getting warmer. Bless Fam. Bless.
Steve and John came over to talk about Craig's recent bike ride, John's anxieties about Riding, and Craig & Steve's new bags.
The guys also brainstorm a new bike for Steve to ride when he moves to Tennessee.
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, frustration with Harry Potter and a brief explanation on why the bicycle stays upright. It's not all gyroscopic force.
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 Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/interpersonaldesign
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 bicyclists, cybernetics and the MTV skateboarding bubble.
Also we're on Spotify now. Which I forgot to mention.
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 their ideal bicycling videogame. Also Eli seems to think that "Open World" is something Nintendo recently invented.
Yeah, it's a...
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 stories of bicycling shenanigans, including ways they've dealt with motorists not respecting the bike lane.
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 movie ever. Check it out!
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 on wheels which leads to a creative costume discussion.
Finally, Craig is reminded of the state of E-Bikes in New York City and is...
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 out with Craig & Steve in their uncomfortably close hammocks to fantasize about breakfast while listening to the rain.
This is bike...
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!