Amy Hackmann: Non-motorized Urban Adventurer

September 14, 2010 by  
Filed under Blogroll, Undriver Stories


Amy on her vintage folding bike

Meet Amy Hackmann, Undriver # 4,731! She got licensed at the City of Redmond’s EcoFair, pledging to bike to work – turns out it’s easier and faster, she reports.  Not only did she do that on her vintage 25-year-old folding bike, but she has also biked all around Redmond and bused into Seattle, too.

Quoting Amy, “Undriving is a great way to get fit and save money. Around Redmond, it’s easy to walk to the Saturday Market, bike to beer and wine via the Sammamish River trail and bus to the city easily. And with the water trail, you can bike to the Sammamish River, inflate your packraft and hop in the lake for a non-motorized urban adventure!” Last month Amy and husband Chris did just that, strapping rafts on his bike, and life jacket & pump on hers.

Amy and Chris, Undriving the Sammamish River in their Sevylor Trail Boats

While riding around, Amy noticed that bike parking was hard to come by at the Sammamish Rowing Club and Marymoor Park.  How about more bike racks in Redmond?  Her next pledge: “Promote Undriving as a fitness and frugal transport alternative among friends.

Amy participated in the Undriving Redmond Survey, and won the big prize: Two round-trip tickets from Seattle to Portland on Amtrak Cascades.  Congratulations – and don’t forget to bring your bikes!

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