Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Bicycle Hero: Peace Rider

Don Ross is proof that cold, dark and wet don't qualify as reasons to retreat to fossil fueled transport. He recently visited our town, en route from Alaska. He left Fairbanks in October on studded bicycle tires, camped in the snow along the ALCAN Highway, and now aims to ride coast to coast and make Washington, D.C. in time for Earth Day. He meets with bicycling enthusiasts and school kids along the way, carrying the message that the way we live cuts us off from each other and from nature, and disconnection leads to environmental policies that don't make sense. Cheer him on, and follow his blog:

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