DNTO June 19: I want to ride my bicycle...

Two wheels good! One wheel probably also okay.

For many of us, our bicycles are more than just a method of getting from Point A to Point B. So this week we're asking: where is your bike taking you?

Read on to find out what's on the show, or click the player below to listen. (You can also download the podcast here, or get the enhanced version from iTunes).


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Guest host Mio Adilman explains how faceplanting on his bike in eighth grade made him a hit with the ladies... and then takes his mic to the street to find out what unexpected connections you've made through your bike.

Biking is a great way to meet people. Especially if you're riding a tandem bicycle... by yourself... across two continents... and picking up anyone who wants to ride with you along the way. Dominic Gill will tell us about his epic inter-continental bicycle journey (and his upcoming trip), and explain why a tandem bike is the best way to reaffirm your faith in humanity.

Having your bicycle stolen - especially one that you really, truly loved - is a terrible thing. It can drive a person to do some pretty irrational things, as Dianne Montgomery found out the hard way... She'll tell us her story.

When you ride your bike, it might not be the most sonic experience (aside from squeaky brakes). But Evalyn Parry may change the way you listen to your bicycle. We'll find out how she transformed her little one-speed into a versatile musical instrument.

What is it about the bicycle that compels young people to do... well, pretty stupid things? Rosanna Deerchild will tell us how a little game of "chicken" earned her an appropriate nickname: "Crazy Horse."

A nice family bike ride: sounds idyllic, doesn't it? So how about a family bike ride with three kids, one spouse who isn't really a cyclist, and a plan to cover the entire country? We'll find out how that works from Joe Kurmaskie, author of Mud, Sweat and Gears: A Rowdy Family Bike Adventure Across Canada On Seven Wheels.

Do you remember your first bike? Mio heads to the street to find out.

A bike ride is a great way for couples to bond. Unless that bike trip exposes your fundamental personality flaws to your significant other... Apparently, that kinda happened to Mio. We'll get the story straight from the source: his wife, Jessica.

You ever have one of those moments where you're on your bike, and you decide to take a little detour? Like... say... you're biking through the Baltic countries, and you decide to take a detour to the Arctic Circle. Medeine Tribinevicius will tell us why she did just that... and what she learned about herself along the way.

Sometimes going on a bike trip can be a creative act. That's what happened to Rolf Klausener, the songwriter, vocalist and guitarist for Ottawa-based band The Acorn. Years ago, he biked around the Outaouais region of Quebec...and those bike trips ended up inspiring the band's first album, "The Pink Ghosts."  He'll tell us how cycling inspired his music, and play us a tune live-in-studio.

Riding a bike may put a smile on your face... so why shouldn't it make your two-wheeled friend laugh? Jessica Thompson will explain how she created the "Soundbike."

A bike gets you places. A bike can make music. But can a bike change the world? If you ask Mike Brcic, the answer is an emphatic "yes." He's the founder of Bikes Without Borders, a Canadian organization that provides bikes to healthcare and education workers in developing countries like Malawi. He'll tell us about his work.



And here's this week's playlist:

Lily Allen - "LDN"
The Bicycles - "Australia"
The Decemberists - "Apology Song"
Evalyn Parry - "She Rides"
Gordon Lightfoot - "Carefree Highway"
Tanika Charles - "Silly Happy Wild"
Charlie Winston - "I Love Your Smile"
Buck 65 - "What's Wrong With That?"
The Acorn - "Misplaced" (Live in studio)
The Trews - "Can't Stop Laughing"
Ndidi Onukwulu - "Move Together"
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