I Am A Retired Professor, And I Ride

Here’s a 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 Bert.



Photo shows me a few years ago in Brookline, MA, with the Breezer bike that I won in an online Massbike raffle, to my complete surprise. A great city bike.

Where I Ride: Boston area, New Hampshire, France
How Often I Ride: Every day

My Story:
I started biking in New York City some 60 years ago, mainly commuting to City College in Manhattan. For more than 50 years now, I’ve been commuting by bike first from Cambridge to Northeastern and then from Brookline–a beautiful ride along the Muddy River and through the Fenway. I also bike a lot near Marseille, France, where I’ve been working and living part of each year for the past 30 years. There, I do most of my errands by bike and do also a lot of recreational biking on the steep hills in this area by the sea. At 79, I’m still able to make it up these hills mainly, I firmly believe, because I’ve stayed in shape by biking practically all my life.

My son commutes half the year to his job in Montpelier, VT, and his whole family does a great deal of mountain biking. My daughter and her family all commute to school and work in Bern, Switzerland. Only my wife does not bike.

Thanks Bert!

We still 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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