Bike to Work Day in Lee's Summit: Profiles of 3 bicycle commuters | Lee's Summit Journal

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Ed Kraemer, Carol Elmer and Eric Vaughn have this in common: They pedal to work. They’re among the few Lee’s Summit residents who frequently commute on bicycles. While the number is small, it’s growing slightly — and will likely get a boost this month.

In 1956, the League of American Bicyclists designated May National Bike Month. Nationally, May 20 is Bike to Work Day, and Lee’s Summit is prepared with new bike paths.

Vaughn’s commute is almost in his job description, though he uses two forms of transportation. His bike gets stashed onto a rack of the bus he uses to commute to Kansas City, then he rides to his job as Bike Share Program Manager at BikeWalkKC.

Elmer said she began riding her bike to work about a year ago when she took a job in information technology at Lee’s Summit City Hall. Her 3-mile trip takes only about 10 minutes.