Why we’ll never stop biking

New York( CNN) One of the most popular quotes associated with bicycles is attributed toH.G. Wells: “Every hour I insure an adult on a bicycle, I no longer desperation for the future of the human race.”

On Tuesday, a terrorist attempted to sink us into hopelessnes by choosing to drive a truck into dozens of innocent people enjoying the Hudson River Bikeway, the crown jewel of New York’s bicycling infrastructure, on a clear, crisp fall day. It was a most cowardly choice of target whose symbolism should not be ignored, if, like Wells, we are to overcome despair and move forward.

Acknowledging that there’s nothing quite so smug-sounding as some cyclists explaining why they ride, the undeniable truth was still a bicycle, whether its primary purpose is for transportation, recreation or wellness, is inherently liberating.

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