With that in mind, who is it that is casting this shadow? I'm Parker. I'm an at-home-dad who came to Elgin in 2015. I have been struck by the walkability of Elgin and even more so by its bike-ability. A few months ago, I began the personal transition to using a bike as a primary mode of transportation. At first, this meant a bike trailer to bring along my little ones and to be able to handle cargo (i.e. groceries). As we got more comfortable with the arrangement, we decided to sell our second car and buy a cargo bike (basically a pedal powered mini-van). You could say, I am enthusiastic about the use of bicycles as transportation, and my family is "all-in." You might think I'm a little too intense for your own life plans, but I think it just takes all types.
So I'll be out there on the streets and trails of Elgin. If we cross paths, say "hi" and if we have time, maybe you can share your bike story.