Ric Christian

My love for cycling was inspired as I watched a 50 mile road race (crit) as a teenager which commemorated my hometown legend Art Longsjo who was a member of both the summer (cycling) and winter (speed skating) Olympics. As a cardiologist for 40+ years I have witnessed and treated the ill health that can result from an unhealthy lifestyle. Regular exercise can moderate or eliminate such major risks as obesity, hypertension, diabetes and high cholesterol. Bicycling is an aerobic activity that can have a positive effect on maintaining a healthy body and mind. Naples Velo can provide leadership in the community to promote participation in safe and courteous cycling for both health and exercise and by advocating for safe pathways for both recreation and commuting.