Rider of the Week: Riding dancer
University of Arizona dance student, Michelle Costello doesn’t have a car here in Tucson and uses her bike to get around.
She bought the SE single speed at the beginning of last year and uses it to get to the UA from her home just off campus and to run small errands.
For grocery shopping trips, she says she usually bums a ride with friends or takes the UA’s Safe Ride service.
Michelle says that it can sometimes get too hot, but being from Boston, she likes that she can ride her bike year-round and she enjoys checking out the palm trees while she rides.
She says being sore after dance classes sometimes makes it challenging to ride.
Like many people featured as a Rider of the Week, if she could fix anything to improve riding around in Tucson, it would be the pavement quality.
Michelle says there are some places that are so bad that she has to curve into the travel lane to avoid potholes.