|Caitlin rides a 1980s Huffy Team America that she found at a garage sale for $10.|
When I asked Caitlin what her favorite ride is she said "The Salt Creek bike path, I've been going down it since I could ride, it's surrounded in woods mostly and is very scenic."
I ran into Caitlin after a work photo shoot. When I asked her where she was coming from, she said Westchester. Seriously, she biked down 22nd St. all the way into the city, which got me thinking. I'm sure a lot more people would do that if there were cycle tracks or paths that connect the near suburbs to the city, or different parts of the city for that matter. It seems a bit crazy to some people, but a lot of suburbs are under a 20 mile ride (albeit through some dodgy neighborhoods that aren't expecting a bicycle on the street). With the upcoming election, I've been thinking a lot more about the future of our city, and how our bike infrastructure should develop. I am firmly in the camp that wants cycling to be accessible and safe to all types of riders. I'd love to hear your thoughts on the issue. Also, don't forget to vote on Tuesday!