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Tim Blumenthal takes to the road to change something. Not his bike tire this time; after tens of thousands of miles on trail and tarmac, he can swap tubes in his sleep.
Blumenthal, the president of on the rise non-profit PeopleForBikes, a man recognized by core mountain bikers and senators alike, is pursuing a fundamental change in the landscape of bike commuting.
Every year, more drivers are trading keys for pedal-powered commutes. Economic and environmental incentives, along with obvious health benefits, make a compelling argument for switching gears. Yet the lack of infrastructure in some cities makes commuting a harrowing experience.