K-State Groundskeepers Ride Bikes!

Found this in the news today….sounds like a dream job.

K-State Gardeners Ride Bikes!

K-STATE FLOWER CREWS TAKE TO THEIR BICYCLES TO SAVE MONEY, ENVIRONMENT

Here’s an excerpt:

“We have some pretty old equipment around here and sometimes it can be pretty unreliable,” said Joe Myers, head of grounds maintenance for K-State. “Some of the student employees on the flower crew thought that they could handle everything on a bicycle.”

After adding large baskets and crates to their small fleet of bikes, crew members found that they were able to transport themselves and most of their gear easily and quickly.

The workers also enjoyed riding from site to site and reaping the health benefits.

“With what other job can you say you get exercise while working,” said Annette Finkeldei, a senior in horticulture, Manhattan, and leader of the student flower crew. “It’s great because I don’t have to carve out a part of my day to stay fit like most people.”

On average, the bikers cover eight to 10 miles a day, which is about an hour in the saddle.”

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  1. Annette Finkeldei says:

    Hey! That’s me! This article keeps making the rounds……

    • Sounds like a great job…I ride to work and then sit behind a computer (actually 2 computers) all day. Have fun this summer!

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