Shaping A Safe Routes to School Superstar

Bicycling to Labor and DeliveryPlease excuse the divergence from our regularly scheduled content. You see, between the time I wrote my last blog and the publishing of this blog my family has grown by one precious little girl, Madeline Mae Cowan (who, incidentally, has already expressed to me her deep and unwavering passion for walking and bicycling to school).

Ride A Bike

Dave CowanFor the past two weeks veteran and budding bicyclists around the country have been peddling the joys of pedaling by participating in the National Bike Challenge , National Bike to School Day and a host of

Who Will Carry the Torch?

Dave CowanThis morning, in the darkness of dawn, I snuck out to the foothills of Denver for a little inspiration/perspiration on a mountain bike ride with two of my trusted compadres.

Lemonade!

Dave CowanWhen I was about eight years old I decided to start a lemonade stand. My stand, which was rudimentary in design, included the front steps of my house, a pitcher of watered down lemonade and no cups.

Introducing the Local Practice & Policy Blog

Dave CowanIn Atlanta, I’m sitting in a conference room with roughly 30 advocates from the public health sector who are here to talk about the work they are doing throughout the country in preventative health. We circle the room introducing ourselves and like many people, I’m temporarily distracted from the other introductions as I consider what it is I want to divulge about myself.

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