Goal made for Danbury man: Bicycle to all 169 towns and cities in Connecticut

David Bonan, left, ended his five-year-quest to cycle through every town in the state when he made it to Sharon on July 16. His bicycling jersey is covered with sponsor logos. Photo by Asher Pavel

SHARON — What does a 34-year-old Danbury man, who dislikes what he calls “the car culture,” do to be true to his beliefs?

In 2001, then-24-year-old David Bonan made a vow to give up his automobile and rely only on his bicycle and public transportation.

“Cars keep people from interacting,” Bonan said in an interview this week. “In a car you just fly by people and never take time to stop and talk with them.”

As a freelance journalist, political organizer and documentary filmmaker, Bonan is someone who thrives on communicating with others.

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