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Boylan kids spread love of bikes

Our first submissions for #bikesunite are in!

Chris and Kaitlyn Boylan, of Homer, are happy to share their love of biking in their own words! They bicycle together as a family and many fond memories have formed as a result.

Read on for their firsthand account of what bicycling means to them.

Chris Boylan, 12, is pictured here on his bicycle.

Chris says:

"Whether it was taking a ride around Homer or driving out to Dryden Lake with my grandparents, riding bikes has always been fun for me. I think that riding bikes is more than just good exercise, it is a way to have fun with your friends and loved ones. One of my favorite memories of riding a bike was taking a trip down to Super Cream and having a frosty treat with my parents and sister. A lot of fun, and a great memory that I will always cherish. They say that you never forget how to ride a bike, but more importantly, you never forget the memories that you create. Riding a bike is definitely one of the most fun things about childhood."

Kaitlyn, aged 10, is pictured here.

And in her own words, here's why biking is Kaitlyn's favorite activity: "Biking is one of my favorite things to do when I’m not in the house. It beats hopscotch, frisbee, gardening, and hiking. It’s one of those things you can enjoy while getting exercise and it’s so much faster than running! When I first learned to ride my bike, I lived on a street that nobody really drove on because it was a dead end. Now I live on a busy road, with a high speed limit. But I can still bike. We put the bikes in our truck and drive out to Yaman Park, or a country road, and me and my brother always love going because we enjoy biking. Go out and ride your bike now with your parent or guardian, or friends."

Please send in your story, with a picture, about why bicycling is important and enjoyable to you! You can email submissions to or direct message us through our Facebook page at Way2Go Cortland


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