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Real Rider Stories – Bill DeVries

1337360726_billthumbRetirement is not a reason for Bill DeVries to slow down. He relies on a combination of his bike and The Rapid to participate in local events, volunteer, explore his surroundings – even visit his granddaughters. Bill loves to ride because it’s affordable, green and allows him to live an active life.

“It gives you a chance to go different places.”

Excerpts from Bill’s interview…

“I use a bus to go to downtown and for Festival and ArtPrize and things like, this one is very nice so I can go to the January Series on the bus even riding my bike in the winter time.”

“After I retired I looked for inexpensive and ways to get around and I’m also an environmentalist so I look for the least carbon footprint I can make and I have more time now so I can take the bicycle and the bus together.”

“It gives you a chance to see the different parts of city and go different places that you wouldn’t otherwise go because of either parking or costs too much.”

“I like to explore the world around me and I use it to the bus to get there.”

“I like to see different areas and take different rides every once in a while and explore my surroundings.”

“I’m Dutch, so I try to save as much money as I can.”

Written by The Rapid

The Rapid (Interurban Transit Partnership) is the authority that provides a variety of public transportation services for the Grand Rapids metro area and beyond. It is organized and operates under Michigan Public Act 196 of 1986.