Mauricio Ruiz is a writer and journalist who has lived in the US, Belgium, Mexico and Norway. His work has appeared in Words Without Borders, CatapultThe CommonThe RumpusElectric LiteratureJMWWRiver TeethLiteral Magazine, among others. He's been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize and Myriad Editions Competition in the UK, as well as the Fish Short Story Prize in Ireland. He has received fellowships from OMI writers (NY), Société des auteurs (Belgium), Jakob Sande (Norway), Can Serrat (Spain), and the Three Seas' Council (Rhodes). His second book, Silencios al sur, was published in early 2017, and his work has partially been translated into Dutch and French. Mauricio Ruiz can be followed on Twitter and Instagram.

3 April 2023

This 17-year-old cycled from Alaska to Argentina

Liam Garner, a 17-year-old teenager from Long Beach, California, set out on a 527-day cycling adventure beginning on August 1st, 2021, from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska to […]
10 March 2023

The best cycling route of the year lies in Belgium

Spring is upon us and that implies multiple things. Firstly, it’ll finally be the time of the year again to spend a night on a terrace […]
9 March 2023

Commission to propose a European declaration on cycling this summer

The EU institutions will complete an ambitious cycling plan this year, including commitments to increase funding for infrastructure and industrial growth, the European Commission’s Executive Vice […]
9 March 2023

Dublin’s canals are being turned into a cycling heaven

Dublin is one of those European cities that tends to stay a little under the radar. It’s certainly less famous than let’s say Paris, Amsterdam or […]
1 March 2023

New online dashboard asses European cities’ cargo bike friendliness

The European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) has launched a Cargo Bike Friendly Cities Dashboard, a new tool that evaluates the cargo bike friendliness of over 100 cities […]
16 February 2023

European Parliament votes to double cycling in Europe by 2030

The European Parliament’s Resolution on developing an EU Cycling Strategy was adopted by the Transport and Tourism Committee (TRAN) on 31 January was voted in favour […]
31 January 2023

European Parliament recognises cycling as a fully fledged mode of transport

The draft resolution on developing an EU cycling strategy, adopted by the European Parliament’s Transport and Tourism Committee (TRAN) on Tuesday, 31 January, advocates for cycling […]
17 January 2023

Amsterdam to crack down on speedy e-bikes

Electric bicycles have become more and more popular over the past few years, demand having especially ramping up during the pandemic. People turned to e-bikes to […]
13 January 2023

Could space-age tires make punctures a thing of the past?

Cyclists could soon find themselves with the option to choose spaceworthy tires claimed to eliminate the risk of getting a puncture. Two tires made with the […]
27 December 2022

British couple cycles the world on a tandem bicycle in 6 months

A British couple is applying for Guinness World Record certification after having cycled across five continents in 180 days. Laura Massey-Pugh and Stevie Massey are the […]
26 December 2022

Flanders exceeds goal of 1,000 km of new cycle paths

Flanders’ Copenhagen Plan had a goal of deploying 1,000 kilometers of additional bicycle paths but that number has been surpassed. The Flemish government had originally set […]
23 December 2022

Flanders overtakes European countries in cycling infrastructure investment in 2022

The European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) has just published the 2022 edition of the “The state of national cycling strategies” report, providing a comprehensive overview of the status of national […]
30 November 2022

French fans cycled from France to Qatar to watch the World Cup

Two French fans traveled from France to Qatar to watch their team play at the World Cup. Mehdi Balamissa and Gabriel Martin cycled about 7,000 kilometers […]
29 November 2022

What do Europeans think about using e-bikes?

There was a great uptake of e-bikes by European citizens during the high-peak of the pandemic yet concerns with the environment have also prompted Europeans to […]
24 November 2022

Over 400 organizations call on governments at COP27 to invest more in walking and cycling

Over 400 organisations from 73 countries signed the Partnership for Active Travel and Health (PATH) open letter calling on government and city leaders to invest more […]
11 November 2022

Why Ghent is a cyclist’s paradise this autumn

Ghent is a perfect illustration of Belgian cycling culture. As well as big (and slightly crazy) dates such as the centenary celebrations of the Six Days […]