Bike of the Week: Roland’s Bike

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David Balick Tweet Us September 27, 2021

David Balick is the Program Manager for BikeArlington. Originally from Arlington, he bikes as much as he can and is always on the lookout for new, interesting trails in the area.

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Learn more about Roland and his bike. Submit your bike for a chance to be featured as bike of the week in Arlington.

Arlington Bike of the Week series is an opportunity for people in Arlington to tell us more about how they use their bikes to explore Arlington. Learn more about Roland and his bike below.

Roland's Bike

Originally my wife was the first to own a Tern GSD, but I was using it so much that in March of 2021 we bought this bike.  At the time, my daughter had just become eligible to drive and I made the decision to give her my car and rely on the bike for 90% of my transportation needs. This includes everything from commuting to work, grocery shopping, doctor’s appointments, hardware store runs etc. I average about 300 miles a month which adds up to 2000 total miles since I purchased the bike in March!

My favorite place to ride in Arlington would be the Arlington Loop because that’s my commuter route and I love riding along the river. What I love most about my e-bike is that at 64 years old and with two very bad knees, I can get out and make an impact on traffic congestion, reduce emissions, carry any amount of stuff, and make myself healthier in the process. 

– Roland

Submit Your Bike

To get featured as Arlington’s bike of the week, tag @bikearlington on Instagram or Twitter, or send a direct message, with a photo of your bike. When you submit your photos, let us know the following:

  • How long you’ve had your bike?
  • How do you primarily use your bike?
  • Favorite place to ride your bike?
  • What do you love most about your bike?
  • Just by submitting your bike, you will be automatically entered into a giveaway for a $50 gift card to Spokes Etc. Bike Shop!

    Photo courtesy of Roland.

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