Bay-area Cyclists in the News

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.

Biking in Tampa
(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 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!!!

Thank you letter from Henry Hsieh

Dear readers of Bike Commuters,

I want to thank you all for your support in voting for me for the LACBC board of director. I apologize for not reporting sooner, but things have been very busy since the election… Here is a quick recap of what happened since the election: I was elected as the Treasure of the LACBC (will be working on a budget soon), appointed to be the chair of the Finance Committee, and volunteered to be on the Education Committees; Tabled at 2 events; Participated in the 1.5 day board retreat; and Presented on how to bicycle commute at Sony Studios (today). Phew. However tiring it has been, I still wanted to thank you all for the opportunity to serve the bicycle community in the Los Angeles County.

Now I have 3 small favors to ask of each of you:
1) If you have a website or blog, please add a link to LACBC on your page. LACBC recently lost its web address to a cyber squatter. To recover, we got a new address, but searches via search engine still turn up the old address. So every new link will help the cause:
2) If you plan on joining LACBC, really BIG THANK YOU! Please make sure to mention my name so your membership will help me fulfill my fundraising base of $1000/year.
3) If you shop at Ralphs grocery store, register your club card so that Ralphs will donate a small percentage of their proceeds to LACBC. It cost you nothing extra, but the community benefits! Just follow the Ralphs link on the webpage:

Thanks again for your support!

Best regards,

Henry Hsieh