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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Two-wheel ‘truckers’ get goods to market [Dispatch]


CHRIS RUSSELL | DISPATCH PHOTOS
Trevor Williams delivers freshly roasted coffee from Lane Avenue to businesses in Grandview Heights and the Short North. He’s one of two delivery riders at Backroom Coffee Roasters, which operates from the rear of a Trek Bicycle Store.

A year ago, wine distributor Trevor Williams was confined to a truck hauling cases of zinfandel and merlot throughout central Ohio, a workday that was restrictive and stressful.
“You’re constantly driving around I-270 for eight hours a day burning up gas,” he said. By day’s end, “I would just need to go do something to let me think.” Bicycling, he found, was the perfect release.
Today, he’s still hauling product, but on two wheels and in fresh air. And he considers it as much work as play.
He’s one of two delivery riders at Backroom Coffee Roasters, which operates from the rear of a Trek Bicycle Store in Upper Arlington.

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