As with the rest of the country, there’s been a slew of media attention on this year’s National Bike to Work Week here in the Tampa Bay area.
Normally, I tend to hog the spotlight around here because there are so few regular commuters (or they’re much better at hiding than I am). However, this week two of our other Tampa-based pals made it onto television!
First, we have Jonathan Scott, an engineer with the City of Tampa…he made it onto the news not once but TWICE this week, and did an excellent job on-camera. Check out his first article and video, and also today’s video.
(image by Rick and Lisa Hickman)
The second “local celebrity” is roadie/commuter and all-around good guy Mike Limerick, co-founder of the Seminole Heights Bicycle Club. Mike’s other claim to fame is his amazing cycling jersey collection. Here is today’s article and accompanying video. Look for a cameo appearance by local cycling advocate and longtime friend of Bikecommuters.com Julie Bond (photos lost to last year’s hacker).
It is good to see the local media outlets focusing on bicycle commuting…I only wish there was this much attention year-round rather than only during Bike to Work Week. Well, the message is getting out, regardless. Bravo to Jonathan, Mike and Julie for braving the news cameras!!!