07/10/16  •  Des Moines

Forward is the only way on two wheels

Jess Rundlett, an Iowa historian and avid bicyclist who also is a tireless advocate for bike safety, talks about a tragic and fateful ride in 2015 and how she has dealt with its aftermath.

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Jess Rundlett

Jess Rundlett is the special projects and outreach coordinator at the State Historical Museum. She is a fifth-generation Iowan and a native of Vinton. She describes herself as an Iowa State Fair aficionado, competitive baker, avid cyclist and Iowa enthusiast. Last year she even won the Van & Bonnie All Iowa Trivia Bee on WHO Radio. Rundlett credits high school speech competition for honing her live storytelling skills. As a bicyclist she’s also an activist who works to empower other women and to make the roads safer for fellow pedalers and pedestrians.

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