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Bike Month Profile: Amy Delamaide

Amy Delamaide

Wichita resident Amy Delamaide started riding her bike as a kid. She and her dad would take quick trips down the street to Dairy Queen for ice cream at first. Years later, she and her family had worked up to participating in Biking Across Kansas, an annual recreational trek across the state from west to east.

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Amy and her family during a trip on the Prairie Travelers rail-trail, from Goddard to Garden Plain.

While Amy loves taking longer bike rides and using the bike trails around Wichita, she also makes time to take short trips to work or to the store. She likes tooling around town on her yellow 1970s Huffy bike.

Amy says that planning is key for increasing bicycling in your life: bike to work on a weekend day before trying it on Monday, make a little trip to to grocery store during a low traffic time. Before you know it, you'll be biking longer distances.

Hear her talk about why she loves bicycling below. 

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Amy's beloved yellow Huffy on one of Wichita's elevated walking paths.

Find more bicyclist profiles, photos, and bike month events at KMUW's Bike Month page.

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.