Community of Cyclists Profile: Lance Romigh
“I am very much looking forward to the Brushy Creek Trail extension that will connect Round Rock and Hutto.”
1. What is your occupation?
2. Use 3 words to describe who you are?
Husband, Beer-Brewer, Environmentalist
3. How long have you been riding a bike?
I rode a lot as a teenager as an alternative method of transportation. But like many people, I stopped riding after getting a car. I got my first bike as an adult only last year and have been riding consistently ever since.
4. Do you ride for recreation, transportation, or both?
I ride mostly for recreation right now, and I occasionally run errands, or ride downtown on the weekends. But I would love to be able to ride to work! I work in Round Rock, and the idea of braving 79 on a bike every day is something that I haven’t come to grips with yet. With that in mind, I am very much looking forward to the Brushy Creek trail extension that will connect Round Rock and Hutto.
5. What do you enjoy most about cycling?
I have very much enjoyed the rides out in the country that my wife and I have made since becoming cyclists. There is something cathartic about watching the seasons change and the crops grow.
6. What would you love to see for bicyclists in Hutto?
That is a great question! I believe that Hutto is in a perfect position to consider alternative mobility options. I would like to see pedestrian and cycling projects go right along-side other infrastructure developments, yet I understand that the city does not have the budget needed to incorporate such bike lanes and paths at this time. Still, having an overall goal and planning ahead is something that I think will pay off when funds will allow it. My wife and I recently attended a community workshop where the city put forth ideas for Hutto’s 25 year comprehensive plan. I was very happy to see alternative mobility options play such a big part in that discussion.
7. Anything more to add?
I can’t wait for the National Bike Challenge to start in May, and for Hutto to participate!
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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.