Saturday, January 12, 2013

The Determination to Keep Cycling

This month's column in the Maple Ridge News by HUB Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows:

Published: January 11, 2013

One of the first people – and one of the most inspiring – I met after moving to Maple Ridge almost seven years ago, is my good friend Betty. I remember the first time I ran into her, on the trail along Tamarack, when she had almost completed her daily bike ride to the Kanaka Creek riverfront park. She told me she had just seen a bear in the park. The prospect of potentially pedaling into another one in the future didn’t deter her from continuing to enjoy her daily exercise.