Being an advocate for bikes as a transportation alternative, I’ve got to share this story with you from the Miami Herald. It’s a report on one of professional basketball’s best athletes, LeBron James: a native of Ohio who is currently playing for the Miami Heat. Here’s the report.
“LeBron James bikes to work to avoid marathon traffic
With the ING Miami Marathon backing up traffic Sunday, fans were advised to see alternate routes to get to Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bulls. LeBron James took that advice to heart.
Rather than driving, James biked about 40 minutes from his house to AmericanAirlines Arena before Sunday’s game. James said he had biked to games “a few” times before.
“You guys drove here?” James asked media after the game. “You guys are crazy.”
James is somewhat of a biking enthusiast. Every summer since 2005, James has hosted a bike ride for charity in his native Akron, Ohio. In 2007, James bought an ownership stake in the bicycle manufacturer Cannondale.
James’ pregame ride didn’t seem to affect him Sunday, as he still managed 11 rebounds and a game-high 35 points in the Heat’s 97-93 win.
Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/01/30/2615787/lebron-james-bikes-to-work-to.html#storylink=cpy”