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…