Momo Adamov's Story
Momo started cycling on two wheels when he was just four years old. One year later, he took part in his first ever Cycle Oakville Social Ride, trying to race everyone else with his 12-inch little bike. That first group ride was a memorable experience for Momo: first of all, it happened on a rainy day (and he loves the rain!) and second, he felt so proud, at such young age, to be able to share his love for biking with others. He has been encouraged by his family to keep riding ever since, and five years later, cycling is definitely his preferred method of transportation to get to his daily destinations. Momo is a proud member of a school cycling group. His mornings are as happy as they could be, especially once he touches his bicycle's handlebars and hops on his bike. His cycling to school group starts from the furthest point of the “bike to school route” and makes designated stops to pick up students on their way to school and drop them off at the end of the day. He realizes that cycling can be dangerous, especially in the area of Oakville where he lives, where no bike lanes of any kind exist, either on the route to and from the schools, to the YMCA or to the Kerr Street Area. When he is riding his bicycle, Momo tries to stay alert and observe the road safety rules, with the hope that everyone else will! Despite the lack of bike lanes in his neighborhood now, he’s still hoping that things will change for the better soon, and riding with his friends will be much safer. His enthusiasm for cycling is very contagious, especially when he told us: “I really love biking. It makes me happy, it gives me a feeling of freedom when pedaling, it's a great way to move from place to place almost anywhere around! Riding the bicycle is pollution free and so much fun! There are two things that I enjoy most about biking: biking in the rain (it is awesome!) and biking with my family and friends (just as awesome!)"