I ride for many reasons, the beauty of nature, and in my case the beauty of the Adirondacks of NY. As a college student, I commute 7+ miles to university through city, town, forest, and fields. Each has its own unique beauty, its benefits, and its challenges, in all seasons. I also ride because I am aiming to become a planner focusing on sustainable transportation, and I feel the bicycle has a front and center role in the future of communities all across the globe. I ride for fun, for health, for the environment. I ride to live.