The Edinburg Police did a great job explaining the rules of the road to the children at the October 1st Bike Rodeo. They used visual aids, they asked the children questions, and they explained the skills they needed to bike safely. At each station, the officers and volunteers were patient and engaging, making sure every child was able to complete the course. The kids were having so much fun they didn’t want to get off the bikes the city had provided for them to do the course. Thank you City of Edinburg and Edinburg PD for a fantastic event.
Name: Debbie Cole
I’ve been riding since: I learned to ride when I was 11 or 12 years old. I’ve commuted by bike to school and/or work since 1992.
About my bike: In the late 90′s, my husband found us a pair of matching Trek mountain bikes for sale at a local bike shop in Tucson. It’s still the bike I ride most, loaded with an Arkel backpack and briefcase. I also love riding our yellow Schwinn Twinn and our Batavus Intercycle Dutch bike.
Places I go on my bike: Mostly, I commute between home and UTPA. It’s only a 10-15 minute ride…but I don’t have to worry about finding parking, and I feel so zen when I arrive. I also go grocery shopping and do other errands with my family by bike.
Why I ride: I ride because it feels good – because it’s great to be outside and feel the wind and smell the air, because my body is grateful every time I make it get me where I’m going on its own energy, and because I see people, creatures, and places I wouldn’t see if I was in my car.