Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on July 23rd, 2012 at 4:53 pm
BikePortland reader Josh Townsley is a 29-year-old Beaverton resident who was recently in Cuba as part of a Church trip. He shared several photographs of Havana and the el centro region of Cuba near Santa Clara. Townsley is the executive director of the Evergreen Habitat for Humanity in Vancouver and was previously the coordinator of the Bike MS ride for the National MS Society in Portland.
About his recent trip to Cuba, Josh said,
"We saw tons of old cars from the 1950's, but I was surprised how important bicycles are to their culture as well. We saw young and old using bicycles as their primary means of transportation. Lots of cargo bikes, homemade frames, etc. No helmets, although helmets are required by law for motorcycles and scooters."
Below are more photos from his trip:
Thanks for sharing these great photos Josh!