Tomorrow is Bike to Work Day! Here’s a Little Inspiration.

Friday is National Bike to Work Day, and if you’re looking for a little motivation to get on your bicycle, meet Lucette Gilbert. Lucette says she is in her “very late 70s” and biking since she was seven years old. So, by my calculations, she has been riding a bike for some 70 years! She became a bike commuter in New York City during the 1980 transit strike and currently rides everywhere, including her daily trip to work from the Upper East Side to Union Square. Lucette’s take on the state of bicycling in NYC: “People are not used to bicycles, but it’s so heartwarming to see how many people are biking now.”

Streetfilms would like to thank Recycle-A-Bicycle for sponsoring this chapter of the “My NYC Biking Story” series.

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