Bike to Work Day Goes Fair Trade

Andrew Casteel —

Thursday, May 13th is Bike to Work Day in San Francisco and all seventeen morning energizer stations will be serving Fair Trade Certified coffee. Join commuters old and new in making a statement about the importance of cycling and raise a cup for the world’s farmers. Stop by one of the 17 morning energizer stations and load up on Fair Trade Certified coffee, healthy snacks and even a convenient tote bag for future commutes.

New Team Bike Challenge Rules for 2010

Andrew Casteel —

Team Bike Challenge Sign-ups open soon.  Time to get ready by learning about the new rules in place for Team Bike Challenge 2010

There are several ways to earn points now

     Earn points for each day you record at least one bike commute trip based on your rider type
           3 points - Novices and Big Wheels
           2 points - Veteran Cyclists and Weekend Warriors
           1 points - Expert Cyclists

     Earn additional points based on your total daily miles biked
           1 point – 0 to 5 miles
           2 points – 5 to 15 miles
           3 points – 15 to 30 miles
           4 points – 30+ miles

     Earn additional points for completing medal challenges

To ensure that the rankings stay up to date throughout the month, bike trips taken in the first 24 days of May must be submitted within 7 days of the date of the trip to count for the competition.  Bike trips taken in the final 7 days of May must be submitted by 11:59pm June 1st, 2010 to count for the competition

Read the Full Team Bike Challenge Rules Here

Andrew Casteel —

Across the city this morning, kids and their parents hopped on bikes to get to school, many of them breaking out of a car commute routine that's no fun for either party. At Sunset Elementary School, one of dozens of schools in San Francisco to participate in Bike to School Day today, and one of just five to receive a Safe Routes to School grant, many of the children seemed eager to make it more than a one-time event.

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April 19th is the last day to submit your 2010 Bike Commuter of the Year nominations. Click the link and nominate your favorite cyclist!

Andrew Casteel —

I'm a "climber," a guy determined and content when powering up Mt. Diablo or surmounting a formidable challenge at work or in life. I never understood, nor embraced, my climbing tendencies until the day I bought and fell in love with my new bike. Some people seek a sense of physical and mental accomplishment through running marathons. Others find it scaling huge boulders. Mine happens whenever I'm in the saddle of my Orbea. I wasn't always like that. Three years ago, I wouldn't qualify as even a fair-weather cyclist.