Here is another great story from our And I Ride campaign. We are seeking to put a face on cycling in support of a legislative campaign that we are working on this year. You can read the rest of these great stories here.
We are still accepting entries, so be sure to read below to find out how to send in your story.
Our next story comes from Lauren.
Where I Ride: Everywhere and anywhere
How Often I Ride: Daily
I fell in love with cycling in my teens, cycling all over Southern NH on my Fuji Grand Tourer. By the time I reached college, I decided that cycling was “hub” and that my decisions as to what I would do with my life would revolve around cycling. I moved to Italy after college to study art, find my family’s roots AND because I knew it was cycling heaven. Many miles and jobs later, I decided to start my own company that would allow me to do what I love all the time: travel by bicycle, be with people and create work that gave me freedom to do more of what I loved
20 years later, I live in Arlington and the bicycle culture continues to be the hub of my universe. As my son says, “I think & live bike”. I have not only shared my love of cycling with over 8000 travelers from all over the world but I now try to inspire my children and all the people in my world to use the bicycle as a form of transportation. I am less concerned about miles than I was in my 20’s and more interested in being as involved as I can in making the world a better place through cycling. I have ridden the Pan Mass Challenge for over 19 years, have led costumed peddlers on an annual Jingle Ride Fundraiser, have increased awareness for cycling to school in Arlington and have gone to Washington, DC to the National Bike Summit to try to persuade our lawmakers to adopt better bicycle policies. I walk the talk by using my bicycle instead of a car whenever possible. My three kids and I ride everywhere. I am continually searching for ways to more be more involved with organizations, like Mass Bike, that are trying very hard to make the world a better place through cycling. I believe in my heart that getting more people on bicycles will make our world a cleaner, healthier more human place. GO MASS BIKE!
We want to hear your story. Tell us about yourself and how bicycling is a part of your life. Just copy and paste the form below into an email, fill it in, and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Where You Ride:
- How Often You Ride:
- Your Profession/Relation/Title (lawyer, nurse, Grandma, son, etc):
- A picture of you on your bicycle, or you in your daily life (be sure we can see your face):
- A paragraph or two about your life and your bicycle: