Linus Bike, a City Bike Designer, Encourages Glen Osborne Resident to Continue Cycling Efforts

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Linus Bike, a city bike designer, encourages Pennsylvania resident John Orndorff to continue his ongoing efforts of making his town more bike-friendly.

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On April 26, Linus Bike, a commuter bikes designer, encourages John Orndorff to remain persistent after an article published by TribLive highlighted his efforts to make Glen Osborne, Pennsylvania more bike-friendly.

Glen Osborne is a borough in Allegheny County, PA along the Ohio River. John Orndorff wants to expand cycling opportunities in the valley, starting with various connecting cycling paths. According to the article, “a proposal to extend a path across the Ohio River in Ambridge and head south could help link the path to the Sewickley Valley and cross the Sewickley Bridge connecting to the Montour Trail.”

John Orndorff told TribLive, “Bike traffic brings customers into the Sewickley community,” he said. “It also brings potential residents in.”

As of now, no plans surrounding bike lane creations have been proposed to local governments but Orndorff said, “adding bike-friendly access is possible.”
He went on to say, “The nicest option is a dedicated bike lane.”

In addition to these small-town innovations for cycling, Orndorff is also looking at the bigger picture for the surrounding areas. Bike lanes in the Sewickley Valley, he believes, could eventually could spur community events for “cyclists to raise money for worthy causes, challenge individuals to improve physical fitness, encourage safe cycling habits and raise community awareness of cycling as a healthy form of transportation.”

China Reevers, a representative from Linus Bike, a city bike designer, commends Orndorff on his efforts to promote cycling in his town. “All it takes is one person to start talking about something,” says Reevers. “We hope John’s efforts won’t fall upon deaf ears and he will be able to start what could be a very healthy alternative for his town and its residents.”

Linus Bike is a California-based bicycle manufacturer that specializes in creating vintage style city bikes and commuter bikes. Not simply a bicycle company, Linus Bike sells a complete line of accessories for the environmentally conscious and for those who have a fondness for European style bicycles and the great tradition of European cycling.

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