Oliver Carbonell has been riding bikes since he was 6 years old. Riding a bicycle is one of the most useful and enjoyable skills he has ever learned. He continues to ride for the simple reason that it is fun to ride a bike! The “fun factor” leads him to use his bike for trips to the local café, ATM, grocery store, the park, visiting friends and family, commuting to work, travelling and on occasion, racing in road and off-road events. He thinks of many “excuses” to ride! One of his more memorable experiences on a bike is a ride across Costa Rica on his mountain bike where he was able to ride through jungles, climb up a volcano, and pedal through small, mountain-top villages. Hoping that more people learn to ride and use bicycles as a form of enjoyment, exercise and transportation, Oliver teaches people of all ages to ride, primarily on an individual basis, but on occasion, with the cycling organization Bike New York. He writes about cycling on his blog www.dailybicycle.com, and lives in New York City. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.