Tuesday, May 08, 2012

The future of bike commuting

Nathan and his Novara Bonita
The cool thing about being asked to profile Anchorage riders for the Bicycle Commuters of Anchorage website is that I get to meet some amazing people. 

The latest is Nathan, a 12-year-old sixth-grader who bought his own studded tires this winter so he could ride his bike to school every day. I'm postponing the silly blog post I had planned for today — which is Bike to School Day — so that anyone who lands here will go read about a kid who will give you hope.

“There’s just not too many Nathans out there," his school librarian told me.

I think she's right. But that's too bad. Because we need more Nathans.

4 comments:

David Nice said...

Awesome!

Jess said...

Yeah Nathan!! I purchased my first studded tires this year too - of course the winter was so mild down here I didn't get to use them, but I did ride to work every day.

WheelDancer said...

Nathan is the coolest kid I have ever heard of!

Phil B said...

Excellent article Tim. It's nice hearing stories like this rather than what we so often read in the news. Thanks!