Learning to ride a bicycle is one of the greatest childhood rites of passage. It’s our first taste of independence. It’s faster than walking and just as safe (as long as safe environments are provided).
When kids learn to ride a bike, they never think, “Hey, I need to put on my bicycle clothes”. They just get on their bikes and go. We need to preserve this attitude. For all of us…into adulthood. The children below will grow up and become bankers, presidents, dancers, parents, teachers, public service workers….you name the dream, they’ll get there. And hopefully, we will continue to build the infrastructure and create the safe streets that will encourage these children to continue to choose a bicycle as a mode of transportation well into their golden years. This is our legacy. This is who we build for.
This last picture is my buddy “Shorty”. She’s one of the smartest 5 year olds I know. So take it from her, “Shorty” says “Just get on your bicycle and ride. That’s what I’m doing. Bye, see you later!”