"Meet the Conductors"

Chris Reading - Garfield Park / Fountain Square (S)

Bike Train: Garfield Park / Fountain Square
# years bike commuting: 2
Commuting Bike: Trek comfort bicycle
How often I commute: daily
Favorite bike commuting advice I've received: You can never have too many lights.
#1 trip for beginning bike commuters: Our ride along the Indianapolis Cultural Trail

#1 tip for beginning bike commuters: Start as a fair-weather rider; pick the nice days to get the hang of things.
Other Bicycling interests: Taking our shih-tzu dogs for a ride in the bike trailer, recreational rides to local craft breweries.

Other interests: playing piano, enjoying my yard, sampling the local restaurants and craft beers.


Pete Fritz - Broad Ripple Bike Train

Meet the Conductor - Pete Fritz

Bike Train: Broad Ripple

# years bike commuting: 35

Commuting Bike: Trek 520

How often I commute: daily

Favorite bike commuting advice I've received: Always have a backup light

#1 trip for beginning bike commuters: Create a routine that supports your bike commuting

Other Bicycling interests: camping rides, group rides

Stacie Hurrle - Freewheelin' Flyers Bike Train

Meet the Conductor: Stacie Hurrle

Bike Train: Freewheelin' Flyers

# of years bike commuting: 10

Commuting Bike: Trek 1000 WSD

How often I commute: 1-4 days/week Spring/Fall

Commuting Bike: Trek 1000 WSD

Favorite bike commuting advice I've received: There is no bad weather, just bad clothing choices.

#1 tip for beginning bike commuters: Find a group to ride with because it's a lot of fun.
Other Bicycling interests: Mountain biking

Other interests: I love animals and I do a lot of volunteer work and fostering. Also, love cooking vegan food.

Trent Taylor - Eastside (Irvington) Bike Train

Meet the Conductor - Trent Taylor

Bike Train: East Side (Irvington)

# years bike commuting: 4

Commuting Bike: Surly Long Haul Trucker

How often I commute: Usually 3 - 5 times a week

Favorite bike commuting advice I've received: Make your bike carry your cargo for you (instead of wearing a backpack)

#1 trip for beginning bike commuters: Dress for the weather, and be visible.

Other Bicycling interests: Checking out other cities' bike infrastructure.

Other interests: Music - I play the trumpet.

Andy Gremos - Fall Creek Flyers (NE)

Meet the Conductor - Andy Gremos
 

Bike Train: Fall Creek Flyers
 

# years bike commuting: 23
 
Commuting Bike: Rivendell Hunqapillar (among others)

 

How often I commute: 2-3 times per week

  

Favorite bike commuting advice I've received: Always keep an eye to the sky, be prepared
 

#1 trip for beginning bike commuters: Carry a spare tube and way to inflate it!
 

Other Bicycling interests: Touring; Fun Group Rides, especially ones with donuts!

Mark Morris - Fall Creek Flyers (NE)

Meet the Conductor -Mark Morris
 

Bike Train: Fall Creek Flyers
 

# years bike commuting: 4
 

Commuting Bike: Specialized Roubaix
 

How often I commute: 2 or 3x /week
 

Favorite bike commuting advice I've received: Make sure people can see you on dark mornings!

 #1 trip for beginning bike commuters: Have a spare inner tube
 

Other Bicycling interests: Road bike trips

Other interests: Photography & playing guitar

Krista Gremos - Fall Creek Flyers (NE)

Meet the Conductor – Krista Gremos

Bike Train:  Fall Creek Flyers (NE)

# Years commuting:  2 (give or take)

Commuting Bike:  Rivendell Cheviot or Hubba Hubba….to name a couple

How often I commute:  2-3 times a week on average when the weather is above freezing.  Less often in the winter when I switch to spin classes.

Favorite Bike Commuting Advice I’ve received:  Start your commute colder than you want since you will heat up as you ride….depending on commute length.

#1 Tip for beginning bike commuters:  Light it up!  Make sure you have lights on (blinking or solid) even during daylight hours.  Makes it easier to be seen not only by vehicles but also by other trail users.

Other Bicycling interests:  pleasure rides, group rides (for a cause or for fun), touring (hope to do multiday bike tours or bike packing in the future)

Other Interests:  Hiking, swimming, power lifting, photography, playing my ukulele or violin

Lindsey Bouza - Westside (Eagle Creek)

Meet the Conductor - Lindsey Bouza

Bike Train: Westside (Eagle Creek)

# years bike commuting: 5

Commuting Bike: Raleigh

How often I commute: Twice a week April - October

Favorite bike commuting advice I've received: Ride with someone if you're nervous

#1 trip for beginning bike commuters: You don't need all the gear all at once. Startwith the essentials and add over time

Other Bicycling interests: Riding through Eagle Creek with my wife and son

Other interests: Walking, hiking, eating at local restaurants

Connie Szabo Schmucker - Fall Creek (NE)

Meet the Conductor - Connie Szabo Schmucker

Bike Train: Fall Creek (NE)

# years bike commuting: I've commuted by bike since I learned how to ride a bike as a child, so for 47 years so far.

Commuting Bike: Co-Motion Nor'wester touring bike, outfitted with rack, panniers, lights.

How often I commute: I lead the bike train on Bike-in Breakfast dates, but mostly commute to Bicycle Garage Indy North store (where I work / have my office) commute 2-3 times a week when it's nice weather and commute to/from the bike ride I lead at the store. I commuted to/from work about 900 miles last year.

Favorite bike commuting advice I've received: Best commuting routes for bikes are generally not the same as best commuting routes for motor vehicles.

#1 trip for beginning bike commuters: Check out your bike commuting route on a day when you have no time commitments (like on a weekend) so you know what your route is and how long it's going to take you.

Other Bicycling interests: I like to explore areas by bike on day trips - recreational riding. I also enjoy leading group rides, teaching people of all ages to learn how to bike for the first time.

Other interests: Photography, music (am a classically trained pianist), playing euro board games.