By Melissa Liebling
Each time I visit a new city, I wonder about the local cycling community and commuting opportunities. What types of bike paths are accessible? How easy is it to get around on a bicycle and where can you go? So far, I’ve been impressed with the ability to travel by bicycle through large cities such as Washington D.C., Denver, and Tucson. It’s amazing how easy it is to get around and feel safe doing so! All you need is a great headlight which you can wear on your helmet or mount to your handlebars, and a tail light that watches your back…and your sides! Light & Motion offers so many excellent options to provide you with peace of mind when pedaling the town! Once you have the proper set-up, you can go anywhere and feel confident that you will be able to see what’s ahead and be seen by motorists and other commuters along the way.
With my Stella 500 and Vis 180 Micro, I have no problem commuting through Tucson to work each day and various activities in the evening. Every time I pedal somewhere, I find a reason to smile about it. There is a certain camaraderie that exists among commuters where a friendly hello to one another can make your day. Or passing by a group of children who cheer for you and wave because someday, they would like to ride a bike to school or work. My favorite experience is being stopped by a traffic light and looking around to see 10-15 other commuters. I take pride in pedaling from here to there knowing that I am doing my part to help the environment, staying active, and inspiring others to do the same.
Get out there and breath the fresh air, enjoy your surroundings, and live life in the bike lane