DENVER - People choose where they live for many reasons. For Sharon Madison, it's about the outdoors. She loves to spend countless hours on her bicycle. She says she spends 250 to 300 miles a week on her bike.
"It is the way of life, that's why it's great to live here," Madison said.
The city of Denver wants more people to bike, maybe not as hardcore as Madison, but simply to use something other than their cars to get places.
One point four percent of Denver already uses the bike to commute, according to city officials.
"We would really like to increase that number and beyond that commute trip make it so that a 7-year-old on a their way to school feels safe riding their bike or a senior citizen that would maybe take their car a few blocks to the library to get that new library book is comfortable on their bike," said Emily Kreisa, the bicycle planner recently hired by the city.