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Meet Ben

Name: Ben
Occupation:  Pastor
Employer: Urban Grace Church
Gets around by: Bike

Where do you live and where do you work? 
I live near Tacoma General and work at Urban Grace Church on 9th and Market.

How do you get there?
I bike down 6th by Wright Park then take Fawcett over to 9th.

How does it all add up?
Riding to work takes no more time than it would to drive, and I don’t have to worry about parking.  The ride back up the hill is a little slower, but is a nice way to relax on the way home from work.

What’s in it for you?
I love the chance to be active on the way to work.  Having my bike with me at work allows me to get around downtown more quickly than driving and looking for a parking spot.  It is healthy and convenient.

Do you have any tips for people who may be trying these modes for the first time?
When you begin, start out a little earlier than necessary so you can enjoy the ride.  And if you still aren’t convinced, come check out some of the great events happening during Bike Month and get to know the bike community in Tacoma.

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