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City of Perris Presents Bicycle to Local Teen "Biggest Loser"

Perris Assistant City Manager Ron Carr and Mayor Daryl Busch present a new bicycle to Jose Estrada at a recent City Council meeting.
Perris Assistant City Manager Ron Carr and Mayor Daryl Busch present a new bicycle to Jose Estrada at a recent City Council meeting.

Jose Estrada takes the “Live Well Perris” campaign seriously.

The Perris High School student entered in Biggest Loser contest that is part of the Live Well initiative with the goal of losing 20 pounds. He took part in the opening event of the Live Well campaign, a community health fair that drew almost 2,000 people to City Hall on June 15.

 He also signed up for the Presidential Active Living Award challenge, an eight-week challenge aimed at getting Perris residents to become more physically active and develop better eating choices. He works out every day at the City’s Bob Glass Gym, hitting the weights and cardio machines. His mom is doing aerobics to lose weight and improve her fitness.

Jose got a little added motivation last week when the Perris City Council presented him with a bicycle he won during health fair. Jose and his mother, Lourdes, were not in attendance at the health fair at the time his lucky number was called.

But they were all smiles when Perris Mayor Daryl Busch and Assistant City Manager Ron Carr presented Jose with the Schwinn bicycle. He will be taking the bike on trips around Perris.

“It’s summer. I’m going to ride it every day,” Jose said. “There’s always something to do in the City of Perris.”
The summer break means there’s time to work out with his mom, who entered the Biggest Loser contest and is doing aerobics to lose weight and improve her fitness.

Jose was one of three bicycle recipients who picked up their raffle prizes at the June 25 City Council meeting. The others were Tasha Bills and Sandra Cedillo.

Busch said the City was delighted to present the bicycles and expects the recipients to use them extensively.

“We’re happy to give them away and we know the recipients will be using them,” he said. “We’re delighted to be able to help our residents improve their health in any way they can—from bicycling to walking to working out in our gym.”

Jose and his mom did just that. He rode the bicycle the short distance to the City gym, went inside and began a two-hour evening workout.