I do not live close to a road any where where someone might see a sign i put up. I did ride my bike to town today, for the first time this season and find that I am very out of shape! how did this happen!? My alterative is to get in shape so that riding my bike to town oe walking the 7 miles even, does not feel at all like a strain. I'm almost 50, but that's no excuse. I see lots of older people riding their bikes. I challege myself to set such a good example - and to physically be the sign where ever I go.
Above & Beyond Transportation Challenge
Create a biking support sign for your window or yard.
And boy were his thighs tired!
Fred A. Birchmore, 25, circled the globe by bicycle in 1935. The entire trip, through Europe, Asia, and the United States, covered forty thousand miles. He pedaled about 25,000 miles. The rest was traveled by boat. He wore out seven sets of tires.
Sometimes bike riders get a bad rap. And occasionally it's true that some bikers don't follow the rules of the road as much as they should. But we all know that often, when someone gets behind the wheel of a car, they can lose perspective on someone else's humanity - i.e. We all know Road Rage. There's not really anything called Walking Rage. So sometimes folks need to be reminded about who's underneath the helmet and on top of the two wheels.
- For inspiration, take a look at the lawn signs in Resources. Thanks to Local Motion for letting us share them!
- Design your own sign reminding drivers that bikers are human, too!
- You don't have to use Local Motion's format. Feel free to be as creative as you like!
- Put your sign in your front yard or in a window, and post a photo of it so we can see what you did!