Tim Holden wants you to cash in your clunker for a bicycle

From the Lebanon Daily News:

Rep. Tim Holden is accustomed to talking to local farmers about agricultural issues, but on Wednesday, he did so at a South Lebanon Township dairy farm that was a stop on a 35-mile scenic bicycle tour through the sweltering heat in Lebanon County.

"I've never been on a bicycle ride for 35 miles before, but I'm holding up so far," Holden said.

About a dozen bicyclists joined Holden and Pat and Ed Krebs of the Lebanon Valley Bicycle Club on the tour that was designed both to encourage biking as a mode of transportation, recreation, fitness and tourism, and as a visit to farms along the way to identify what is necessary to ensure that the county's agriculture, historic sites and natural resources are preserved.

And because Holden serves on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Agricultural Committee, it provided a one-of-a-kind opportunity to discuss the issues during their stops at farms in South Lebanon, Millcreek and Heidelberg townships.

"This is the first time we've done something like this. Because Tim's on two committees, transportation and agriculture, he even asked to include agriculture on our tour," Pat Krebs said. "You can't bicycle in a countryside that isn't pretty. We want beauty on Lebanon County trails."

The congressman did not, apparently, talk with any of the dairy farmers about health care during this barnstorming mission.

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