Last week the social media world of the New York and Long Island cycling
community blew up with outrage over a Suffolk County Legislator's
letter to a 17 year old. The letter was in response to the young mans
inquiry and call for assistance from Barraga following his mother's
recent bike crash.
Following the explosion on twitter, facebook and other social media platforms,
the story was picked up by Newsday and other local media.
Executive Director of the New York Bicycle Coalition (of which I serve
on the Board), Josh Wilson, was quoted in the article. A full copy of
the Newsday article is
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