There’s a new bike blog in town and you’ll want to bookmark this one!
On September 17, we profiled Jesse Ross, whose “car” is a Madsen bucket bike. That same day Mighk posted an alert about Xtracycle’s sponsorship program. The Ross family was in the market for a second utility bike, so Angie applied and received a partial sponsorship! Thus was born the Ross Family Challenge — to use a car for less than a quarter of the national average annual mileage. Says Angie:
Imagine my surprise (and panic) when the wonderful folks at Xtracycle said, “We think that’s a good idea” and gave me a partial sponsorship!
This wasn’t supposed to happen! I was supposed to go on my merry way, driving my car and lamenting the fact that I couldn’t ride to work. Alas, here we are – together. This is my little blog about the daily trials and tribulations my family and I face while trying to live on only 4,000 car miles in one of the most car-centric areas in the country.
Two working parents with children in two different schools. They live in Winter Park and Angie works near UCF. Her morning commute, dropping Sofie off at school, is nearly 17 miles. In addition, Jesse has classes at UCF 2 nights per week, requiring a hand-off of the kids.