How about we salute our local bicycling “angels” this month since May is National Bike Month, according to the League of American Bicyclists.
In fact, Friday, May 20, is National Bike to Work Day, but given the recent rainy days in the Elmira area, riders may want to wait until we see the sun again.
We’ll make our next sunny day our National Bike to Work Day!
Although no list is ever complete, these are the folks who contribute to bicycling activities in the Elmira-Corning area on a daily basis:
Paul Kingsbury – Owner of Kingsbury’s Cyclery (http://kingsburyscyclery.com) in Elmira, an all-around great guy who supports local cycling in a million different ways.
Tom Trifoso and Carol Worden — founders of the Finger Lakes Mountain Bike Club. Tom and Carol are breathing life into the local mountainbike scene by sponsoring cycling movies, beginner rides, clinics and a summer camp.
Kent Goben — the driving force behind the Wheels for Meals ride for the benefit of Meals on Wheels. Also the promoter of the Chemung Senior Games and Near Seniors Time Trial.
Randy Rhoads — organizer of the scenic Tour de Keuka, a great event for the benefit of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Bill Fischer — President of Big Horn Velo, a local recreational cycling club that hosts Tuesday and Thursday rides at 6 p.m. from Kingsbury’s Cyclery.
Tim Andrus — President of the Rogue Race Team. The Rogues are a new local team of cyclists, runners and multisport athletes whose motto is “Fun First” — a motto they take very seriously.
Brian Klotz — President of the Corning No Tubes Race Team and promoter of the popular Corning Circuit Race held at Watkins Glen International racetrack.
These are all great folks who individually and collectively improve the quality of cycling in our beautiful area of the Finger Lakes. My personal thanks to each and every one of them!
James B. Reed
NY & PA Bicycle Accident Attorney
Ziff Law Firm, LLP
Toll-Free: 800-ZIFFLAW (943-3529)