Road Warrior - Alex Fite-Wassilak
Alex is a dedicated bike commuter who served as team leader for TSW Design’s 2014 Atlanta Bike Challenge team. Alex served as the internal champion, starting the team and encouraging workday rides. He even brought in a spare bike to provide to his fellow employees who did not have access to a bike of their own. Alex helped bring the team to 2nd place in their category.
A dedicated commute logger with Georgia Commute Options, his unique commute is summed up by his nominator, Betsy Walsh:
“Alex Fite-Wassilak lives in the Old Fourth Ward Park neighborhood and works in Midtown. Alex rides his bike almost every single day to and from the office, no matter the weather.
You may be saying ‘so? Lots of people do this and it’s not that far to ride’ and you would be right. But, what you don’t know is that Alex also takes his two children to and from daycare this same way.
Alex gets on the BeltLine near his house, rides to the Greenwood Ave. entrance (which is uphill!) and over into the Highlands, drops off both girls, then gets back on his bike and finishes his ride to work. After work he does this same trip in reverse.
Alex’s round-trip ride is 10 miles and it takes about 45 minutes each way. Alex does have a car, so this is a choice for him, not a necessity. I think Alex is a great example of a ‘Bike Road Warrior.’”
Congratulations to Alex Fite-Wassilak for becoming one of the Georgia Commute Honors Road Warriors of the Year!