Have Bike, Will Travel
Recently we told you about peer Timothy Davenport, who often walks to work from his home in Easter Village, several miles away from the Perry Wellness Center campus. While healthy exercise is always good, Timothy found that it was a challenge to arrive on time at the center. With the increasing population at the center, travel to and from the center can sometimes feature unexpected delays in pickup or delivery.
“I like to be at work early or on time,” Timothy explained with a smile.
These days, Timothy has another option besides public transit or his feet – his bicycle. Although he was already the owner of the Mongoose bike, its chain was broken, and Timothy had been unable to locate a replacement chain. Staff and peer support were demonstrated when others began to search the availability of parts at local suppliers. A universal chain was located at WalMart, the chain was purchased, and Timothy began installation of the chain.
“All of you will see me ride to Perry Wellness Center on Monday,” Timothy confidently promised onlookers.
So here’s to dedication and teamwork!
In the photo, Timothy Davenport completes the replacement of his bicycle chain, in preparation for fall commutes to PWC.