Member of the Month: Larry T.
Larry Taylor has biked almost 100 miles across DC since getting his Capital Bikeshare membership in May. But Larry is used to clocking big-time mileage, having run 220 miles as member of the Back on My Feet (BoMF) running team.
BoMF is a non-profit that promotes the self-sufficiency of those experiencing homelessness through running. Larry joined the team at Clean and Sober Streets in September 2011 and has made significant strides, competing in road races from 5K’s (3.1 miles) to 10K’s (6.2 miles). In his journey to overcome homelessness and addiction, physical exercise has played a major role. Given the rising costs of transportation, Capital Bikeshare offers an inexpensive, healthy alternative that complements his new active lifestyle.
Larry is using his Capital Bikeshare membership to attend job interviews and GED prep classes. He recently celebrated his one-year sobriety milestone, and has successfully completed BoMF’s Next Steps Core Curriculum, which includes four hours of financial literacy education with Bank of America and eight hours of job readiness training with Accenture.
Larry is certainly on track to hold the lead in the race for his life and everyone that meets him knows he’ll keep reaching for greater distances beyond the finish line. So without further ado, here’s more about our latest member of the month, Larry T., in his own words…
How do you use Capital Bikeshare?
I use my bikeshare to go to school and to go to my A/A meetings. I use my bikeshare almost every day! Lost 40 lbs.
How has Capital Bikeshare impacted your life?
It saves me money! I’m able to get from point A to point B in less time than public transportation and there are bike stations everywhere I go!
What do you like best about Capital Bikeshare?
It keeps me healthy! In the 8 months since I started running, I’ve lost 40 lbs. With bikeshare, it helps it stay off- I eat whatever I want!
Have you taken any interesting trips on Capital Bikeshare?
I ride it everywhere I go! I’ve used it in the rain, and it worked just fine.
I believe that if more people are on bikes, there will be fewer traffic accidents! I think Capital Bikeshare should continue trying to reach more groups of people- especially when the school year starts! It will help keep danger down.