Bike Curious in Rhode Island

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Bike Curious in Rhode Island

From Huffington Post blogger:

Watch Professor Chris Menton from RWU as he travels his morning commute to work:


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3 thoughts on - Bike Curious in Rhode Island

  • jack
    Apr 14, 2010 at 6:20 am

    That is perfect.

    I particularly like the part of him changing into regular clothes.

    Normal guy, normal clothes, otherwise normal life.

  • Kevin Duarte
    Apr 15, 2010 at 8:37 am

    I also work at RWU and know of Chris Menton. I work in the IT department and also commute to work by bike. I live in Riverside (a.k.a. East Providence) and have been commuting for over 10 years. This year for Christmas my family bought me some serious winter riding gear, and my oldest daughter has her drivers license, which frees me up (and motivates me) to replace my RIPTA commute by six month out of the year (April – October). This is a great article and video and I hope it inspires other to travel via bike and reduce carbon emissions as well.

  • Labann
    Apr 16, 2010 at 3:37 am

    You can get away with it at a college, but private industry treats cyclists like 3rd class citizens and eccentrics. If you value your revenue stream, proceed with care.

    Nice to do an 18 mile commute on a bikeway. Tougher to do my old 11 miler through the likes of Apponaug and East Greenwich town center, over bridges, hills and through traffic. Used to divert into a 20 miler just to avoid exhaust fumes in Summer.

    Longest commute was 26 miles each way, but only biked it up to 3 times a week, since 52 miles is about 3 hours, lots of time to devote.