Tom Fortmann—Bicycle enthusiast and community activist
Tom had a vision about the Minuteman Bikeway in the 1970’s and worked tirelessly to make that vision a reality. The Minuteman Commuter Bikeway, which opened in 1993, has been a fabulous success, used not only by bicyclists but walkers, in-line skaters, and stroller-pushing moms. Tom was photographed on the Bikeway just before leaving on a bike tour of the National Parks of the southwestern United States. His love of bicycling has sent him on bike trips around the globe, but I think the sprit of volunteerism that went into Minuteman Bikeway makes it still his favorite ride.