A group of conscientious citizens joined hands for fifteen minutes in River Walk Park yesterday to send a clear and simple message:
NO to offshore drilling.
YES to clean energy.
My dad and I closed Practical Cycle and pedaled over there to participate and offer a solution to America's destructive addiction to cheap oil. We brought two Pedego Electric Bikes, a Worksman Front Load Tricycle and a Worksman Personal Activity Vehicle with us and gave out free test rides.
We believe that riding a bike instead of driving can help America declare energy independence, stimulate our economy, cut pollution, conserve resources for future generations, and prevent disasters like the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Ironically, there was a car show taking place at the same time featuring oversized, classic gas guzzlers. My dad rode through the show spreading our message and reported that one in ten was supportive while the rest of the herd effectively said, "Drill, baby drill!"
Hands Across the Sand is a national movement to oppose offshore oil drilling and champion clean energy. The idea is to draw human lines in the sand against the threat oil drilling poses to our coastal economies, oceans, marine wildlife, and fishing industry.
For more information, please visit www.handsacrossthesand.com.