Adams County,  Advocacy,  Gettysburg Inner Loop

Tom Jolin — Bicycle Champion Award 2023

Tom Jolin has worked tirelessly for 20 years to improve biking in Adams County. In 2005, he co-founded Healthy Adams Bicycle/Pedestrian, Inc (HABPI), a non-profit organization whose mission is to develop biking and walking trails and promote safe biking.  He has been the driving force behind the development of the Gettysburg Inner Loop trail system, a biking and walking path that will encircle the borough when complete.  His dedication and persistence brought together community leaders and partners to create this trail system which benefits residents and visitors alike. Notably, his hard work helped bring in millions of dollars in grant funding for the trail system that includes two new flashing light road crossings and the first bike/ped bridge in the borough.

Tom organized the annual Kid’s Bike Parade at the Adams County Heritage Festival which has grown in size each year thanks to his efforts to promote the event through the local school districts.  He has also advocated for safe biking infrastructure to numerous municipal boards, councils, and government departments within Adams County.

Tom retired from the HABPI board at the end of 2022.  As a professional musician, he continues to play publicly while also enjoying traveling, spending time with his family, and riding his bike.

Tom Jolin, Marilyn Chastek, BSCPA 2023 President
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