Q: What's your favorite thing about working at POGOH?
A: Bikes have been such a great part of my life, both as a source of enjoyment and as a source of transportation. I love helping connect people with bikes - whether it's a first-time experience, a reconnection to a pastime, a visitor checking out our city, or someone trying to reach the food store. There's so much positivity around biking and it's used in so many different ways. I love facilitating that connection. I love that this role is always pushing me to learn new things as well. It never gets boring.
Q: Who taught you how to ride a bike? Tell us about it! What do you remember about riding bikes as a kid? What did your bike look like?
A: Being the youngest of 7 kids, teaching me to ride was a group effort. We often cruised the neighbourhood and bikes have always been a fun, positive part of my life. At first, I consistently had hand-me-down bikes from the older kids until I saved up my allowance and purchased my very own bike. It was a purple mountain bike from Walmart that cost me $75. I was so proud lol.