May 29, 2019

Meet the Ambassadors: LaVette

About LaVette
This is LaVette’s second year as a Healthy Ride Ambassador, and this year she’ll be acting as Lead Ambassador. She’ll be coordinating the Community Ambassadors, as well as assisting in their group rides. You can find LaVette biking early in the morning, well before anyone else is awake.

How long have you lived in Pittsburgh?

I lived there 22 years, but now live in Penn Hills. I have worked in the Hill District for 7 years.

If this is your hometown, what’s your fondest memory about growing up in Pittsburgh? Did you bike as a child, and do you have any biking memories?

Swimming in Ammons Pool, walking the Hill District streets visiting other neighborhoods on the Hill. My brothers had the coolest bikes, which we would try to ride as often as we could.

How long have you used the bike share program, and how do you use the bikes? (i.e. you bike to work, school, church)

Since last June – I have hosted several outdoor rides!

What year did you start biking?

I started cycling outdoors two years ago.

What are your favorite places to bike in Pittsburgh, and why?

Centre Avenue, it gives you such a view of the neighborhood. People in the Hill District are so vocal when you ride! LOL! Everyone knows everyone, so they cheer you on even if it’s just a ride for exercise. I love it!

Complete the following sentence. I love Healthy Ride’s bike share program, because…

It’s easy and fun to use!

In addition to featuring our Ambassadors, Healthy Ride is creating a series of rider profiles to feature some of our riders and showcase how they use the system. If you would like to be featured, please fill out our survey.

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