Victor Noriega and his son Gabe ride their Mercurio bike to and from school each day. VIctor said he got the bike at a garage sale for $100 and rides it almost 20 miles each day.
He said the bike isn’t build for speed, but works great for taking his son to school and picking up groceries.
Editor’s note: Tucsonans and their bikes is a feature I hope to have every weekend.
7 thoughts on “Tucsonans and their bikes: Going to school”
Impressive – 20 miles on an 80 lb trike. This guy deserves an award. Or at least a tax credit. Thank you Victor.
Best dad ever. Great feature!
That’s a great idea! I know some companies actually pay their employees for healthier lifestyle choices, like riding to work, but do governments? Do you know of any city/states offering tax credits for bicycling? Does that exist anywhere?
Here is a local story about the tax credit offered by the feds: http://azstarnet.com/business/article_693a4620-5dba-5490-9a98-3dc7fb157104.html
Here is a FAQ about it too: http://www.bikeleague.org/news/100708faq.php
Wow! I had no idea. It’s a shame that it hasn’t come off with more success. The AZStar suggested it was due to having a low tax base. In this economy, I’m not sure we’ll be able to overcome that particular hurdle.
Thanks for the link(s)!