by: Jack Tomassetti
Capital City Cyclists is a club of 500 members and its members volunteer a lot of time to help improve and change our local community. These volunteers are the ones that support the big rides that CCC puts on such as Spaghetti 100 and TOSRV, they help run the Kids on Bikes program, changes Florida Laws, advocate for safer cycling and so much more. These volunteers don’t do it for fame or money, they volunteer because they love cycling and want to share it with others.
I’d like to take a moment to recognize Kearns Heitt, an unsung hero that has gone beyond the call of duty and has really had an impact in the local community. I first met Kearns at a volunteer packet stuffing party for the 2012 Bike Florida. He was wearing a kilt!! Kearns was very upbeat and friendly and made volunteering fun.
As I’ve become more involved with more of the activities that Capital City Cyclists are part of, my needs for volunteers has increased. And every time I need volunteer help, Kearns is the first one to offer his help. Kearns has volunteered at Spaghetti 100, TOSRV and Ride for Hope. He is a ride leader for our Trips for Kids rides (we do 2 every other week) and he spends his free time repair the kids bicycles. On top of all , he also leads a weekly beginner mountain bike ride every Thursday and introduce folks to mountain biking. I’ve never met anyone more selfless than Kearns.
As part of Capital City Cyclists recognition of Kearns, we gave him a small gift and we relieved him of volunteer duties for the upcoming Spaghetti 100 by giving him a free entry for this year’s ride. Thanks Kearns for all that you do!
Learn how you can be a super volunteer like Kearns by visiting our volunteer page: click here.