Community of Cyclists Profile: Erika Ragsdale
“You can drive by somewhere a hundred times, but you’ll see it differently when you ride by on a bike.“
1. What is your occupation?
Senior Planner, City of Hutto
2. Use 3 words to describe who you are?
People-Watcher, Craft Enthusiast, Walker
3. How long have you been riding a bike?
While I learned at a young age, I started biking for transportation in college about 7 years ago.
4. Do you ride for recreation, transportation, or both?
Both! I try to use my bike for site visits during work, and enjoy cruising around aimlessly when the weather is nice.
5. What do you enjoy most about cycling?
The perspective. You can drive by somewhere a hundred times, but you’ll see it differently when you ride by on a bike. You hear the sounds, you say hi to people, you notice small details that you otherwise wouldn’t.
6. What would you love to see for bicyclists in Hutto?
More safe and useful crossings over or under Highway 79 and the railroad. Continuous trails for transportation and recreational use.
7. Anything more to add?
I recommend riding through Hutto’s Old Town historic district, which features some beautiful homes and safe, low-speed streets. Metcalfe and Liberty serve as great bike connections to Exchange Blvd, where you can ride the wide shoulder to even more businesses. In the opposite direction, you can take Taylor St or Live Oak St to Fritz Park where you can hop on the Cottonwood Trail.
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The Community of Cyclists Campaign is an effort by Bike Hutto to show the wide variety of people in Hutto that bike. The campaign will promote the fact that there is no one “type” of person who rides a bicycle. They are our friends, our neighbors, our students, and our colleagues. It is always best to put a face to the name, whether you’re talking about bike safety, future bike infrastructure, or social events. Hutto is about community.