Twin Cities Multi-Modal Artists Sketch Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, SD--(Marketwired - June 04, 2015) - Jefferson Lines is excited to once again sponsor two artists from the Twin Cities on another multi-modal adventure, this time to Sioux Falls on June 10-13. Ken and Roberta Avidor are talented drawing and watercolor artists who live in St. Paul, MN and love to travel and sketch. "When we travel by bus or train, we enjoy the journey as much as the destination," states Ken Avidor. "And riding bikes allows us to more easily spot good sketching locations."

Ken and Roberta are very active in the St. Paul biking community and live car-free in Union Depot, the multi-modal transportation center where Jefferson Lines has one of its nine company owned depots. Their artwork has been featured in many arenas -- from t-shirts for bicycling tours to the St. Paul Saints opening day Hometown Hanky! This upcoming trip to Sioux Falls will be similar to their trip to Pipestone, MN last fall and is a continuation of their adventures with Jefferson Lines.

To get to Sioux Falls, Ken and Roberta will take Jefferson Lines' "Big Bluestem" route via Willmar and Marshall. (Big Bluestem is the name of a prairie grass found in Southwestern MN.) They will unload their Brompton folding bikes in Sioux Falls and then bike off to explore the city. The Avidors are staying at the Victorian Bed and Breakfast, a beautiful Victorian mansion built in 1888 and located in the heart of downtown Sioux Falls. Ken and Roberta are avid baseball fans and are looking forward to catching a game as the St. Paul Saints play the Sioux Falls Canaries. They will also eat at Parkers Bistro, Fiero Pizza and the Falls Overlook Café as part of their excursion to Sioux Falls. Lodging, dining, and activities were all donated by the local businesses. Their support is much appreciated.

The purpose behind these trips is not only to showcase a particular location, but also more generally to raise awareness about multi-modal transportation options to the many destinations that Jefferson Lines serves. "Jefferson Lines supports Ken and Roberta's excursions to show people how traveling without a car can be enjoyable," explained Becky Alper, Community Awareness Specialist. "These excursions highlight locations which our bus travels to, but many people don't know about, such as last year's trip to Pipestone." Moreover, according to the American Bus Association, motorcoaches are the cleanest transportation mode, offering better fuel efficiency than intercity rail or domestic air travel. Ken and Roberta's excursions show that being green can also be fun and easy.

Later this summer, Ken and Roberta will travel by Jefferson Lines bus to Bemidji to bike the Paul Bunyan Trail down to Brainerd. Stay tuned for more details on their upcoming trip.

About Jefferson Lines:

Founded in 1919, Jefferson Lines provides cross-state transportation throughout America's Heartland. Our area of service expands over 13 states from Wisconsin to Montana and Minnesota to Texas, serving over 160 communities nationwide. Jefferson Lines provides direct connections to thousands of destinations in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

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