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W hen you ride your bike to the bus you never know what good fortune will come your way. We went to the Table Mesa Park-N-Ride to take a few pics for this issue and three members of Congress came along to ride the bus to their next appointment in Denver. Our own Colorado Representatives Jared Polis and Diana DeGette and Representative Eric Swalwell from California were in town to meet with and hear from millennials. And to ride the new Flatiron Flyer. They spiced up our photo shoot for sure. Read more about the BusThenBike options inside. Here are some other highlights Greetings from BikeLife Boulder Welcome Lynn Guissinger U.S. Representatives Eric Swalwell Jared Polis and Diana DeGette and RTD Senior Planner Nataly Erving And as always we include plenty of info on Boulder County projects that may affect your commute and will hopefully help you get out for a ride. IN THIS ISSUE The Simplest Machine So named after the famous quote The bicycle is a simple solution to some of the worlds most compli- cated problems this story is all about how you can get your kids riding their bikes while preserving your peace of mind. NICA High School MTB Race League Then those kids reach high school. With a little luck theyll choose to try one of our local high school mountain bike teams. Your teen has great fun and you win too in the community that develops around the rides and weekend races. The Rookie Commuter Before you know it college graduation. In this story a recent college grad tells the fun tale of his reluctant transition to full-time bike commuting. The Boulder Ale Trail And finally the heck with the kids. Get on your bike and check out the breweries in Boulder County. Enjoy the ride and a sweet craft beer or two as well. Or by now maybe those kids are old enough to ride along. See you on the roads and trails Lynn Guissinger Publisher BikeLife Boulder 7