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ON THE COVER: On the cover: Kirk Logan Johnson has been car-free since 1995. Photo by Alex Johnson (age 12)

CONTENTS PHOTO: Dummy takes shelter from the rain in Pittsburgh’s Strip District, Circa 1988. Photo by Brian Cummings

6 - Editor’s Statement
Brad Quartuccio

8 - Publisher’s Statement
Jeff Guerrero

10 - I Love Riding in the City
Readers share their tales of urban cycling.

30 What the Hell?
Dan Pugatch
Punk rock bike advocates want to help everyone live longer.

34 Independent Contractor Status in the Delivery Service Industry
Corey Hilliard
Why messengers don’t make as much as they should.

38 Gallery
Brad Quartuccio
North American Handmade Bicycle Show photos.

44 Residue
Roger Lootine

46 LA World Cup Classic Track Racing Report
Jason Montano
Jason gets a backstage pass to California’s biggest track race of the year.

56 License to Ride
David Hoffman
A look at the pros and cons of bike licensing. Well, mostly the cons...

62 Wheelbuilding 101
Brad Quartuccio
How to build your own wheels.

74 No Exit
Andy Singer