Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

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OPEN TODAY FROM 10am until 5pm for MLK Jr. Holiday.     With Martin Luther Kings Jr.’s birthday celebration around the corner, I thought I’d try to find a quote from the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize winner about bicycles.  I failed on that point, but I found that I only had to look half a world away for the right quote.   During our civil rights struggle, a future (1984) Nobel Peace Prize winner, and future (1984) recipient of the Martin Luther King Jr Award for Non-Violence was enjoying bike riding while absorbing the inspiration of MLK’s leadership in preparation for his own leadership role in transforming his own country.

“Give a man a fish and feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime. Teach a man to cycle and he will realize fishing is stupid and boring.”

–Desmond Tutu

Check out Bishop Desmond Tutu’s 2004 interview, and read about how important bicycling was to him growing up.  (BTW – The quote illustrates his sense of humor, as well as his fondness for the bicycle.)




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