Gasoline was less than 40 cents a gallon when Tony Schneider started bicycling to his job at Mead Johnson. He was 19 then.Bike Month coverage continues to proliferate across the country. This article contains overmuch emphasis on the bad encounters local bike commuters have faced. (And I don't endorse helmet positioning as illustrated here.)
Thirty-six years later, with gasoline prices topping $3 per gallon in some areas, Schneider is still pedaling more than five miles to and from work most days of the week, as conditions allow.
He is among dozens of people in the area who leave the car at home and pedal to factories, offices, schools and other daily destinations during much of the year. (Read more.)
Image: Evansville Courier & Press. Indiana bike commuter Tony Schneider.
Visit: Indiana Bicycle Coalition
Visit: Paul Dorn's Bike Commuting Tips