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April 16, 2011 at 9:42am

GREEN ISSUE: Duncan Green and the Thurston County Bicycle Commuter Contest

DUNCAN GREEN: He's now in his third year coordinating the Thurston County Bicycle Commuter Contest. Photo courtesy of Trudes Tango

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It just makes sense that Duncan Green coordinates the Thurston County Bicycle Commuter Contest: A bicycle has always been his primary mode of transportation.

"In high school, I pretty much rode my bike to school every day, including through the snow and ice and stuff like that," says Green - and he grew up in Chicago. "I didn't get a car until I was 23."

In 1976, while he was a student at the Evergreen State College in Olympia, Green wrote a paper about the environmental benefits of biking versus driving a car. But that's not why he rides just about everywhere he goes.

"The primary reason that I ride my bike to get around is just that I enjoy it so much more than being in a car," he says. "It's just so much more fun and pleasant and less frustrating."

Every May the Bicycle Commuter Contest aims to give people another reason to ride, with prizes, drawings and events. Run by Intercity Transit, it's open to anyone who lives and/or works in Thurston County.

To read Molly Gilmore's full article on Duncan Green and the Thurston County Bicycle Commuter Contest click here.

Thurston County Bicycle Commuter Contest

Sign up by May 6 and log miles throughout May; $5 fee for ages 18 and older, intercitytransit.com or bccblog.com

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