Monday, December 20, 2010

Bike to work: Two-wheeled commuters boast of lifestyle's benefits to themselves, community

By Brent Manley - Special to the Commercial Appeal

Four years ago, Brent Barrett moved from Harbor Town to Germantown, increasing the distance from his home to work from about 6 miles to 20.

The 45-year-old owner of Bluff City Sports on South Cooper quickly discovered that getting to work by car was a tough job. The heavy traffic he encountered was a major annoyance.

Fortunately, Barrett is fit and healthy and, as a veteran triathlete, owns a good bicycle. Nowadays, he makes the 20-mile trip to work on two wheels just about every day.

1 comment:

  1. i saw your story in the Commercial Appeal. It looks like a great trip. My son is a cyclist and we would like to rsvp to your see your photographs on wednesday evening.

    Terri and Tennessee