Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Humana offers alternative travel at RNC convention

Humana volunteer bike captains talk to passengers before providing a free ride on a cycle bus in downtown Tampa. | Elizabeth Johnson/Bradenton Herald
By Elizabeth Johnson
Herald Reporter

Humana is offering those attending the Republican National Convention an alternative way to navigate downtown Tampa through its Freewheelin program.
After a free sign up to receive a card which tracks services used, anyone can ride in a 6-passenger bus powered by pedaling. Each cart is operated by one or two volunteer bike captains and passengers who also choose to pedal.
Freewheelin has several locations in downtown Tampa where they have products to give away, water and fruit.
According to, 434 rides have been given and 182.5 miles ridden. Passengers have burned 5,978 calories. And the program has reduced the carbon footprint by 200.75 metric tons.
Follow the initiative on Twitter using #freewheelin.

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