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6:52 am
Mon May 12, 2014

Bike Month Profile: Amy Delamaide

Amy attempts--and achieves!--a bike selfie on her way to work.
Amy attempts--and achieves!--a bike selfie on her way to work.
Credit Amy Delamaide

Wichita resident Amy Delamaide started riding her bike as a kid. She and her dad would take quick trips down the street to Dairy Queen for ice cream at first. Years later, she and her family had worked up to participating in Biking Across Kansas, an annual recreational trek across the state from west to east.

Amy and her family during a trip on the Prairie Travelers rail-trail, from Goddard to Garden Plain.
Amy and her family during a trip on the Prairie Travelers rail-trail, from Goddard to Garden Plain.
Credit Amy Delamaide

While Amy loves taking longer bike rides and using the bike trails around Wichita, she also makes time to take short trips to work or to the store. She likes tooling around town on her yellow 1970s Huffy bike.

Amy says that planning is key for increasing bicycling in your life: bike to work on a weekend day before trying it on Monday, make a little trip to to grocery store during a low traffic time. Before you know it, you'll be biking longer distances.

Hear her talk about why she loves bicycling below. 

Amy's beloved yellow Huffy on one of Wichita's elevated walking paths.
Amy's beloved yellow Huffy on one of Wichita's elevated walking paths.
Credit Amy Delamaide

Find more bicyclist profiles, photos, and bike month events at KMUW's Bike Month page.