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#bikewalkprovostories Jamie Gettys “I am not hardcore when it comes to exercise. I like to jog, do yoga, bike around town, hike. My husband and I watched the Motherload documentary last year at the Bicycle Collective and were obviously inspired (how could anyone NOT be?!). We decided to bike as much as possible before feeling confident buying a cargo bike. My amazing friend, Elise, was my biking buddy and inspiration. She was patient with me as I got more comfortable biking on the road with my two kids in tow. She helped me learn the safest routes to get around town. I started biking more and more, and was quickly becoming convinced that biking was the answer to all my problems! (I’m exaggerating, but only slightly. Haha.) It allows me to make time for exercise in a busy schedule, get myself and my kids outside frequently, respect the earth, save money, and stay mentally well! After I biked up the canyon to South Fork Park a couple times pulling my two kids in a trailer, we felt pretty confident we could bike most places we go. It was so invigorating and not even very difficult! It just takes a little more time, and a healthy dose of motivation. Then I started commuting to work in Orem by bike. At that point, we felt great about investing in the cargo bike. We now have our e-cargo bike and it has been life-changing. We bike so much as a family and are loving how it makes biking as a main form of transportation really doable, even with two kids and the third on the way! My husband loves taking the boys out on the cargo bike to go geocaching or explore the town. And I still love taking my regular bike to get places on my own. This has been such an empowering and joyful lifestyle change and I can’t rave about it enough.”

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