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Living by Bike with Amy Stovall Software Consultant Colorado Springs, CO/ Durango, CO.
Amy Stovall Software Consultant Colorado Springs, CO/ Durango, CO
When did you start riding your bike?
After a several year hiatus, I started riding again in 2010; first on a classic 1950s Schwinn Hornet single-speed before upgrading to my head-turning Velorbis Dannebrog and my beautiful custom Winter Bicycles mixte.
What is your favorite place to ride your bike to?
I enjoy riding downtown to complete errands, shop, or dine. I frequently ride the Shooks Run and the Pikes Peak Greenway Trails. Bike dates to summer concerts are some of my favorite rides.
What is your favorite restaurant?
I travel a lot, so it’s always changing. My current favorite is Talula’s Daily Secret Supper Club in Philadelphia, PA.
What is your favorite bike ride?
A solo ride on a Sunday morning is my favorite; just me and my thoughts. I work out so many things while on my bike.
How would you describe your bike style?
Colorful skirts or dresses paired with jackets and heels or my red cowboy boots: a mix of new and vintage pieces. I love supporting local boutiques and designers, like this one-of-a-kind royal blue dress from 50 Dresses by Tess Vigil.
Describe the bike culture in your city.
Colorado Springs bike culture is dominated by roadies and mountain bikers. My bikes and I stand out in the crowd. I prefer beautiful, European-inspired bikes for transportation and city cycling.
What do you think your city could do to make cycling easier and more accessible?
Complete the interconnectivity of the urban trail loop (the Emerald Necklace) around the downtown core; provide more bike parking and incentives, such as discounts, for those who choose to bike for transportation; host more women’s cycling events and group rides.