All Kinds of Riders for All Kinds of Reasons

By Barb Chamberlain | Published November 1, 2013

Source: Bicycle Alliance of Washington

John Sweetwood at the corner of W Washington St and N Canal St, Chicago, IL.  He is commuting home.

John Sweetwood at the corner of W Washington St and N Canal St, Chicago, IL. He is commuting home.

From the beginning we have focused on one mission: To grow bicycling statewide. Our programs have changed over the years—our name has changed—but our work has always had one singular, inspiring vision: A future in which Washington bikes.

For all these years we have represented all kinds of riders for all kinds of reasons. You ride for competition or recreation, transportation or travel. You ride for lower blood pressure or cleaner air or to save money on gas or because it makes you feel like a kid.

We are the #1 Bicycle-Friendly State in the Nation for so many reasonsand we want to celebrate that!

Volunteer and film director James Grindle of EyeConscious Films sat down with several of our members to hear them share their reasons for riding, some of the things they’ve done as advocates, and why they think it’s important to have an organization that works to make sure that all over the state, for all kinds of reasons, Washington bikes.

Many thanks to Adonia Lugo, Jeff and Jack Moran, Kristi Knodell and Kristin Kinnamon, and Rose Ann and Charles Finkel for sharing their love of bicycling. If you’d like to share your reasons for riding we’d love to talk with you for future films and posts!