Tallahassee Bike Saints Canonized
At tonight’s “Blessing of the Bikes” at Railroad Square, two local “bike saints” were honored.
On behalf of the Leon County Emergency Ambulance Service, Chief Tom Quillen accepted a bike saint award for service to the cycling community.Â Chief Quillen called the award a “unique honor” for the professionals of the Emergency Medical Services.
Local bicycle activist and artist Bill Oterson also received a bike saint award for his service to the cycling community.
Sharing the stage were representatives of several spirtual traditions, past bike saint award winners and local dignitaries.Â County Commissioners Cliff Thaell and Bob Ratcliff both spoke of the need for additional bicycle infrastructure.Â No Tallahassee City Commissioners attended the event.