I Am A Wife, And I Ride

Here’s 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 bicyclist bios 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 Mary Ann.

Where I Ride: From Somerville to Belmont via Minuteman path
How Often I Ride: Usually 4 or 5 days a week, depending on the weather

My Story:

I love riding my bike. I ride to the post office, to the library, to Davis Square, to the North End, to Fenway Park for ball games or concerts; I ride downtown, or to the JFK museum — wherever I need to go, wherever I want to go. I also ride for fun on the paths in and around Boston. I recently discovered the trails around Bedford and Concord and the beautifully marked trail from Watertown Square to Waltham. I biked in Tuscany in the summer of 09 and I fell in love with the countryside. It was an awesome riding experience. I enjoy riding to and from work. I’ve been biking around Boston for 30 years. It is a great way to get exercise for both body and spirit. I’m always in a better frame of mind when I’ve been on the bike rather than in traffic in the car. It is much less stressful. Biking relaxes me and puts me in touch with nature. It gives me time to think and enjoy the moment.

Biking also gives me great opportunities to photograph things I would never see or notice if I were in a car all the time. It opens up a whole new world and gives me a fresh perspective. I take two of my high school classes on week long bike trips to Nantucket twice a year — in the Fall we study Hamlet and Astronomy while we bike around the island and in the Spring we read Moby Dick and visit the whaling museum in addition to biking the island. We never have a car on the island. I’ve been doing that for over 10 years. I’m a rider and I love it!

Thanks Mary Ann!

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 shane@massbike.org.

  • Name:
  • Email:
  • 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:

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