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Meet Joel

Name: Joel
Occupation: Real Estate Broker
Employer: Neil Walter Company
Gets around by: Car and Bike

Where do you live and where do you work?
North Tacoma and Downtown Tacoma on the Thea Foss

How do you get there?
I combine biking and the car. Because I need my car for work I drive to the office and then I’ll bike home leaving the car in the parking garage. I’ll then bike back into the office. This is a little more work putting all the bike / gear together but allows me the flexibility at the office to meet clients in something other than bike shorts!

How does it all add up?
Biking to work doesn’t save me much time but allows for the enjoyment of riding and a period of “calm” between work and the kids at home.

What’s in it for you? 
Biking is pure fun for me and provides an opportunity to get a light workout on the way to or from work. I often take the long way home to allow for some extra exercise.

Do you have any tips for people who might be trying this mode for the first time?
Best time to start is in the summer; everything is easier when the sun is out! Invest in some good rain gear when the fall hits. With good gear you stay much warmer and drier than one would think.

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