September 17, 2019

Rider Profile: Kris C.

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.

About Kris

Kris is a graduate from Point Park University with a BA in Screenwriting and minor in Political Science, and also our new Community Initiatives Manager. He loves playing ultimate frisbee, writing scripts, and scheming against his friends in super confusing board games in his free time. One day, Kris hopes to own his own theatre company and produce shows that connect with diverse communities.

How long have you lived in Pittsburgh?

Since the fall of 2015 (4 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?

Pittsburgh is not my hometown, however I am originally from Erie, PA and use to bike (and rollerblade) all the time as a kid. My fondest memory would be when my family and I would bike around Presque Isle, which is the peninsula that shoots out into Lake Erie. Nothing beat the feeling of the cool beach air on your skin as the bike crunched over early autumn leaves!

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

I started using the bike share program during my junior year of college, mostly using it to ride from campus to Point State Park and around other parts of downtown during my off time.

What year did you start biking?

I didn’t actually start biking until I was 9, so the year was 2005.

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

My favourite place to bike in Pittsburgh would be the Eliza Furnace Trail or Point State Park, either of which at sunset (call me a romantic, I guess)!

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

It is super important that our communities have the option to use a system like this in order to get around the city that they help make great everyday. Not only is it an excellent program to establish connectivity within a city, but it too helps eradicate pollution and acts as a step in the right direction for a positive healthy-living lifestyle. Overall, the Healthy Ride bike share program promotes growth both within oneself and within the community as a whole.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

I am super excited to be a part of Pittsburgh Bike Share and the Healthy Ride bike sharing program, and can’t wait to see its continued growth in the near future.

You can follow Kris on Twitter at:
@Kris_Chandler6

 


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