As a bicycling legislator, JKT represents

Each week during National Bike Month, we will feature community members who ride bikes.

Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins

The bike that JKT rides to work in Juneau.
Photo: Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins

Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins (a.k.a. JKT) is a representative for the 34th district in the Alaska State House, which encompasses many Southeast Alaska communities including Sitka, Hoonah, Kake, Klawock, and Craig. While the legislature is in session in Juneau, he often commutes to his office by bicycle.

Name: Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins
Age: 26
Bike: Hybrid road bike—great for commuting!

What’s your favorite place to ride to in Juneau?
Thane. Especially at night with a starry sky.

If you had to encapsulate bicycling in one word, what would it be?
Vitalizing.

What do you love most about riding a bike?
It’s multitasking: transportation + exercise.

Any words of advice for new riders?
Make it part of your day-to-day life!

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