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Portland's Youngest Bike Commuter

John B.
Westbrook, ME
Post #: 2,047
Portland kindergartener finishes year-round bike commute

One Portland student marked the end of the school year as he started it, on a bicycle.

Kindergartener Alex Kimble told his father he enjoyed riding his bicycle so much that he wanted to ride it to school every day. Father and son made the several-block trip daily despite the weather.

On Thursday morning, Alex's classmates gathered outside of school to cheer him on as he finished his goal. The 6-year-old's effort made his father Nate proud.

"It was a real treat to see him have a goal and really want to stick to that. I think it was a good, sort of, life lesson for him and I'm proud of him," Nate Kimble said.

Alex rode about 170 miles by the end of the school year, and he is thinking about bicycling to school next year too.

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