NAME: Michael DeKelver
OCCUPATION: Accountant, Real Estate Portfolio Manager
WHERE YOU HEADING: to work
WHAT ARE YOU RIDING: Stevens City Flyer
WHY DO YOU RIDE: I ride to live, meditate, and get around
IF YOU COULD CHANGE ONE THING ABOUT BIKING IN OTTAWA WHAT WOULD IT BE: I would remove winter, that way I could ride to work year-round in my suit
WHAT ARE YOU WEARING: After many years of riding in spandex, I have embraced the Dutch commuter approach. If it is hot, I ride slower as to not break a sweat. Suit is custom made by Raymond, 60 George Street, and cut to be bicycle-friendly in the summer.
FAVOURITE SPOTS TO BIKE: Working in Quebec and living in Ontario, I enjoy stopping in the Byward market to shop for dinner is the norm. Also weekend coffee rides in Westboro are excellent always.
FAVOURITE PLACE TO STOP AFTER A RIDE: I support all local businesses doing fantastic locally sourced products and services with artistic flair.