Proud Bike Commuter
This is a photo of my colleague Jenny who rides her bike to work whenever the weather is nice. I’ve noticed the number of regular bike commuters observed as I drive to work in my pick up truck (trust me, at $60 a tank I wish I was among you) has increased significantly. I used to see one person faithfully pedaling to work each day during the summer along Rt 47. Now the average is about 4 or 5, weather dependent.
Jenny takes the Norwottuck Rail Trail in from Northampton over the Connecticut River to Hadley where we run a big chain bookstore. Being the head bottle washer of the bookstore, I insisted upon the installation of a bike rack in front of the store for commuters and recreational cyclists when we opened 6 1/2 years ago during construction. I’m glad to say it’s paid off, not only for my customers, but for my employees too. Other members of the staff are pedaling to work now too, and several more take the bus (PVTA). Jenny says it’s a great endorphin release and helps her unwind after work waiting on the masses.
Thanks for saving the planet and getting your endorphin fix, Jen!