Community of Cyclists Profile: Jessica Romigh
“Bicycling is what made me fall in love with living in Hutto. You can discover so much more about a town when you get out of the car and either bike or walk it!”
1. What is your occupation?
Founder of Bike Hutto
2. Use 3 words to describe who you are?
Wife, Gardener, Advocate
3. How long have you been riding a bike?
Despite riding a bike when I was a kid, I was always a little fearful of falling (having been klutzy and doing it quite often!) Taking up bicycling as an adult last year meant conquering years of pent-up fear and balance issues. But my desire to get out there and ride was stronger. Now the fears are gone and there’s no looking back!
4. Do you ride for recreation, transportation, or both?
I ride for both. We made the choice to be a one-car family which means biking as transportation is a necessity. It’s great since it means getting on the bike even when the weather is less than perfect.
5. What do you enjoy most about cycling?
I love the feeling of freedom and adventure that comes when you hop on your bike. But I think what I love most is that bicycling is what made me fall in love with living in Hutto. You can discover so much more about a town when you get out of the car and either bike or walk it!
6. What would you love to see for bicyclists in Hutto?
For Hutto to eventually become a League of American Bicyclists certified ‘Bicycle Friendly Community’. That encompasses so much of the discussions that have started about better bicycle infrastructure (bike lanes, bike racks, trail systems), social events, and safety education. Hutto is in the perfect position to start thinking about and incorporating all of these things into it’s future planning!
7. Anything more to add?
I am so excited for what the future hold for Hutto bicyclists! Let’s climb on and enjoy the ride!
Find more Community of Cyclists Campaign profiles HERE!
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.