This last week I represented at events with Sound Transit, the Columbia City Farmer’s Market and the Rainier Valley Community Center. Some attendees hadn’t ridden a bike since they were a child, some wanted to learn about classes for themselves or their children, and some rode more frequently, often commuting to work. Conversations ranged from how and where to purchase an affordable bike, where to learn to ride and how to help make Seattle safer for people on bikes. These one-on-one conversations are not unusual for the Cascade Bicycle Ambassadors.
2012 has been an impressive year for the Cascade Ambassador team. If you’ve gotten your tires pumped up at an Energizer Station, or stopped to chat and grab the newest bike map at a Community Health Fair, then you’ve been to one of the 173 events that the Bike Ambassadors attended so far in 2012. These friendly and knowledgeable personalities have spread the bicycle enthusiasm and information by speaking to over 4,450 people over the past several months. Phew!
Check out their bios here, and if you’re interested in learning more about the Ambassador Program (or perhaps becoming an Ambassador yourself), don’t hesitate to ask! Contact information can be found here.