Take 511 Survey - Win iPod Touch!

Andrew Casteel —

511 wants to know what bicyclists think. Take the survey and have a chance at winning an iPod Touch.

Bike Camping in the Bay Area

Andrew Casteel —

Bike camping is this simple: What do you need to spend a night outside? Food, clothes, shelter, flashlight, harmonica, book, pen and paper - everyone's list is different. Just put it on your bicycle and ride somewhere nearby to sleep out. On my first trip, I brought all the gear I owned - a sleeping bag. My pal and a group of his friends rolled me over the Golden Gate Bridge, down through Sausalito and up into the Headlands. As dusk settled, I was on a dirt path in a meadow, following road bikes and cruisers as the people riding them debated if skunks were stalking or avoiding us. Soon we arrived at a dark campground, where we had the place to ourselves, and we ate and drank and talked and laughed. I had no idea where I was.

Google workers saddle up for daily commute

Andrew Casteel —

Instead of making the hour-long commute in his car from San Francisco to the Google campus in Mountain View every day, Scott Crosby found a better way to travel: his bike. The Google employee said he first began riding the 42-mile journey down U.S. Highway 101 in 2005 to lose weight and get back into shape. “After getting oriented [at Google] the first few months, I realized I needed to get on the bike again,” he said. “And commuting on the 101 is really demoralizing.”

Bike to Work Day Commercial Soon to be Released

Andrew Casteel —

The Bay Area Bicycle Coalition has completed filming the 2010 Bike to Work Day Video. The video will highlight the Team Bike Challenge, transforming a team of office workers into bicycle heroes. Check back soon to see the commercial.

Guy Bikes 11 Miles to Work (CNN)

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