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00000179-cdc6-d978-adfd-cfc6d7860000It’s Bike Month, and KMUW is celebrating all things bicycle.

Bike Month Profile: Mayor Jeff Longwell



Below, Mayor Jeff Longwell talks about Wichita's plans to improve bicycling and transportation in the future, and he shares his own favorite routes to bike. 

In addition to the bicycle feature (click to play the first audio link), Mayor Jeff Longwell offered this advice for new riders:


"Number one, I would recommend that you find a buddy to ride with, because it's always safer to ride in pairs.

Get a decent bike, especially to ride on the street or on the off-street surfaces. A decent bike makes all the difference, and you don't have to spend a lot of money to get a decent bike.

And then, this is me personally, and the people I ride with. We don't allow anybody to ride with us unless they have a helmet. So make sure you have the appropriate clothing, be safe, be aware, and if you can, have a buddy ride with you."

When she's not out making lattes in her mobile coffee bus Sunflower Espresso, Kate Hutchens is a fill-in host for KMUW. She has worked in broadcast journalism at KFDI, Oregon Public Broadcasting, and at KMUW as Morning Edition host, which she did until March 2017.