Coley enjoys biking to food and wearing food-themed clothing. This is their first year as a Community Ambassador.
My pop pop was the fire chief of Wilkinsburg when I was small, so I was always “borrowing” his chief hat and pretending to save people. Pop Pop taught me to ride a “two-wheeler” when the neighborhood kids made fun of me for using training wheels. He learned to ride a bike back in the 1950s by repeatedly going down Penn Ave where it meets Butler Ave and crashing. I biked on my cul-de-sac street as a kid, but the first time I was allowed to bike in the rest of my neighborhood, I got into a nasty crash and ended up in the ER with a concussion and a broken arm. As soon as I was in a shorter cast, I was back on my bike.
I’ve used healthy ride since 2017. I use the bikes to get to neighborhoods I don’t like to drive/park my car in. I can get around much faster where Healthy Ride stations are.
1993 on a tricycle.
Over and under bridges, especially alongside the Allegheny and the Point.
It connects me to the neighborhoods I love.
I’m looking forward to a partnership with Healthy Ride and the city of Wilkinsburg *wink wink*
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