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.
From the event: Climb That Hill
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.