After news hit that new White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough might have to park his bike for good during his new daily commute, the bicycling community responded with disappointment, calls to action and even advice for the impending zombie apocalypse.
The League and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association teamed up yesterday to ask why the White House should #letdenisride. The responses poured in on Twitter, Facebook and in the League’s comment section. We compiled a few of our favorites, along with WABA’s Alex Baca.
Here are a few reasons from Twitter:
And here are some of our favorite comment responses to our blog post:
Because just like kids, adults perform better after a bike ride into work!
Aaron Garland Says:
I set up a “We the People Petition” to ask President Obama Allow White House Chief of Staff, Denis McDonough, to continue riding his bike to work.
Please check it out and Sign the Petition. http://wh.gov/VX1X
Barbara Norris Duerk Says:Government works best when employees are on time and projects are on budget. Bicycling eliminates traffic jams and reduces fuel dpendency. Healthy lifestyle – go Denis!
Because it’s going to be hard to fit in a workout while working such crazy hours. He might as well get one in on his commute!
Everyone should be able to choose this method of transportation. It is healthy, easy,fun,and most of all would set an example for others who want to be and stay healthy!
Tomorrow check back for another post on how #letdenisride could help the White House achieve Bicycle Friendly Business status.
Liz MurphyMs. Murphy joined the League in January 2013. She previously worked as a reporter covering the Justice Department. Liz has journalism and women's studies degrees from Penn State University. She commutes to work on her bright red bike daily.