Local riders, John and Gina, took the plunge and commuted to work by bicycle this morning. Way to go! Here’s what John had to say:
Well I did it, my first morning commute to work by bike. I had always been a little nervous about that intersection of Wolf Creek and Country Club. Even with all the morning traffic it just was not that big a deal. I was assertive about lane usage, let traffic know my intentions and away I (we, Gina was with me) went. Aside from inclement weather I’m not sure I have any more “good” excuses not to ride to work.
Take note: anyone can do this, and the route, though an important consideration, need not be the sole determining factor. John raises excellent points about taking the lane and communicating clearly with motorists. Personal safety when you’re on your bike is, to a large extent, in your hands.
So, Bike to Work Week is less than two weeks away. Are you going to give it a shot? If you do, let us know. Maybe there’s someone else reading these posts who will be encouraged to try also, or perhaps even to ride with you. And don’t forget to swing by Adrian Bike & Lock to register for a chance to win a free bike.