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RepJonathanKreissTomkinsRep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins (D-Sitka) is an avid cyclist and runner, and he skippers a skiff more frequently than he drives a car.

So what happened when Rep. Kreiss-Tomkins received his special legislative license plate after he arrived in Juneau for his first legislative session in 2013? He mounted the license plate on his bike, which he uses to get around Juneau when the legislature is in session from January through April.

The photo above was included in Rep. Kreiss-Tomkins’ constituent e-newsletter on Wednesday, Jan. 8, with the following comment:

Winter means two things: snow and the legislative session. I’m also a firm believer this is the best possible use of legislative vanity license plates.

By the way, Rep. Kreiss-Tomkins built a covered bike shelter for his Eagle Scout service project that is located at the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) S’áxt’ Hít Mount Edgecumbe Hospital.

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Lois den Herder, an occupational therapist at the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC), gets on her bike at S’áxt’ Hít Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital so she can ride home from work after her shift ended on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011.

Note the reflective tape on her fenders and bike frame. Reflective tape on your clothes and bike help cars see you when you ride your bike during the dark winter months. Lois also is wearing rain pants, XtraTuf rubber boots, a scarf around her neck, a bike helmet for safety, gloves and a winter jacket to stay warm and dry during her ride.

If you do plan to ride in the winter, please wear bright, reflective clothes and have a strong white headlight and blinking red taillight. Also, many people find studded mountain bike tires work well on Sitka’s icy roads.

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