In 2015, Scott and Jannine Fitzgerald decided to sell their shop, Fitzgerald's Bicycles, which they had owned and operated since 2002. While running the store, Scott and Jannine saw, time and time again, the positive impacts bicycles have on people of all ages, as well as communities as a whole.
What they came to refer to as 'the Power of the Bicycle', took hold of them over the years and led to the launch of Buddy Pegs, their new company.
Buddy Pegs was created to connect kids (and parents) to the building blocks of lifelong happiness through the power of the bicycle.
Their first product, a children's alphabet book titled B is for Bicycles, is their first foray into the media market. This children's book was successfully funded via Kickstarter in 2014, and brought to life in 2015.
The Fitzgerald's are now taking their passion for bicycle advocacy outside of their home in the Tetons (Jackson Hole, WY / Teton Valley, ID), and across the world. By creating bicycle experiences for kids, and their parents, Scott and Jannine plan on showing how the bicycle really can be a simple solution to the world's most complex problems. And just a lot of fun!
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B is for Bicycles Illustrator: Kathleen Hanson
Kathleen Hanson grew up riding horses and bikes with her family in Montana’s Bitterroot Valley. After documenting her childhood in drawings, Kathleen knew she was destined for a life surrounded by art. She briefly diverted into a forestry career but was soon drawn to life in the Tetons where she was lucky enough to be able to integrate her love of the outdoors and outdoor activities with her art.
Kathleen loves to illustrate, be it architectural renderings, graphic design, marketing, landscapes, or children’s books – although the latter is her favorite, not least because it offers an outlet for all the fun and silly images in her head!
Together with her sister Meghan, Kathleen provides high quality illustrations, renderings, and graphic design to a wide variety of clients.
When not drawing for fun or for work, you can find Kathleen outside hiking, running, skiing and riding her bike with her husband Steve!
See more of her work at hansonillustration.com