Pedal Power! SaddleBrooke Progress delivery the old-fashioned way

Bob Lamb

John and Linda Monfore of the SaddleBrooke CycleMasters have been delivering the SaddleBrooke Progress on their bicycles since 2009. Each month they deliver 175 papers and each paper is inserted into a plastic bag which is then placed on the tube under each mailbox. Together their route takes them about one hour.

John started delivering newspapers on his bike 61 years ago in South Dakota. He took time off to earn a living and resumed his delivery career after moving to SaddleBrooke. Linda, his wife of 34 years, joins him with deliveries. “Now I have supervision,” says John with a smile.

John and Linda are dedicated bicyclists and each averages about 8,000 miles per year on their bikes. In 2012 Linda was inducted into the 10,000 Mile Club, a select group of SaddleBrooke CycleMasters who have pedaled over 10,000 miles in one year. That year John was close behind with 8,600 miles.

Linda started commuting to work in the 1960s. Together they have enjoyed many bike tours in the United States and overseas. One of their expeditions was a 21 day journey in 2008 from their home in Fort Klamath, Oregon, to SaddleBrooke.

We applaud these volunteers and the other CycleMasters that provide reliable delivery of the Progress to our residents.