About the founder: Scot Benton
It is no big surprise I got into cycling…
I was born into a wonderful family…
And Tallahassee, Florida in the early 1960’s was (and still is!) just about
the perfect place to ride a bicycle…
Photo: 1975 – Old Fort Drive – front porch bike repair
Riding home from middle school one day I met two US National Cycling Team members…
They asked me to ride along with them – my life was changed forever
(Thanks a million to my mother for always taking photos…)
Photo: 1973 – Finish of my first race – Tallahassee Fairgrounds to Wakulla Springs
Photo: 1973 – With my father after my first race
I never got close to being the best, but I improved throughout my life and was able to compete at a high
Photo: 1974 – Springtime Tallahassee Race
Photo: Getting ready for the WGLF Springtime Tallahassee Bike Race
Photo: 1974 – With my mother and sister after The Springtime Tallahassee Race that finished at Winthrop Park
Cut to today – 2019 – Still riding and racing!!!
I now live with my own wonderful family in the middle of Tallahassee on a bike trail!
Everything is within a short bike ride so we live without a car… It’s sometimes tough, but it’s real, and we have a lot of fun working together to pull it off!
Raising a family on a bicycle is mostly about seeing, hearing, and feeling the world around you in a more direct manner… The seemingly negative aspects just don’t last!
Our kid attends the same school her mother and I went to – Hartsfield Elementary. She commutes there by bicycle!
Photo: 2nd Grade! First Day!
Photo: Up the big hill with mom on the way to school!
There is a peek into our lives – some clues I guess as far as how Bicycle House came to exist.
Thanks for reading!