There’s an intangible thrill that East Middle School teacher Patrick Roenicke feels when he’s riding a bicycle.
It started when he learned to ride at 5 years old and it grew during his childhood in Michigan, riding with friends every day after school.
“I would basically go out and tear the cranks off my bike for a few hours,” Roenicke said. “I noticed kids don’t do that anymore. They play organized sports, but the idea of going out on your bike alone or with some buddies, to explore other parts of town, has gone away.”