Community of Cyclists Profile: Melissa Grubbs
“The days that I am unable to ride, I feel like my day is not complete.”
1. Use 3 words to describe who you are?
Christian, Family, Athlete
2. How long have you been riding a bike?
I have been riding competitively for about 5 years.
3. Do you ride for recreation, transportation, or both?
I ride for health and recreation
4. What do you enjoy most about cycling?
I enjoy that cycling is a chance for me to be alone with my thoughts. I have been a competitive cross country mountain biker for several years so I spend a great deal of time on a bike in training mode. The days that I am unable to ride, I feel like my day is not complete. My favorite days are the ones on my training schedule that read “Free ride day. Just have fun”. Those are the days that are good for my soul. I can work out just about any problem on a beautiful sunny day on my bike in the woods.
5. What would you love to see for bicyclists in Hutto?
I would like to see improved shoulders for designated bike routes within the city as well as from Hutto to surrounding cities like Taylor and Round Rock to make it easier for those who have the ability to commute on a bicycle to do so safely.
6. Anything more to add?
I enjoy riding the trails with my husband Brian who is also part of the Bike Hutto community.
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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.