I try to ride as much as I can. My commuter bike is out of commission at the moment. This is a GT Track bike.
I moved up here from Los Angeles about 10 months ago. Commuting there by bike is almost non-existent because you need to travel far, the roads there are dilapidated/ aren’t set up with bike lanes, and just traffic in general.
My work encourages bike commuting by providing bike storage.
Featuring Rebecca Dharmapalan, Jaz and Mixman Shawn
Director: Tony Welch
The San Francisco Bay Area’s 18th Annual Bike to Work Day’s video is being broadcast to 2M+ Twitter Followers. Produced by award-winning Beyond Pix and Emmy award winning director, Tony Welch, the video is aimed at spreading the word about bicycling in the Bay and will encourage more riders to participate in the annual Bike to Work Day which attracts hundreds of thousands of riders annually and will be held on May 10, 2012. This promotional piece is a three minute music video called ‘The Cycle Beat’ which blends a soft pop song with rap.
‘The Cycle Beat’ was created as a part of the San Francisco Bay Area's annual Bike to Work Day which involves all nine Bay Area counties and is part of National Bike Month. Bike to Work Day couldn’t happen without the generous support of our sponsors. Bike to Work 2012 is presented by 511.org, Metropolitan Transportation Commission and Kaiser Permanente with generous additional support by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, Chipotle, Clif Bars, Beyond Pix, REI, TypeKit, Adobe, BikeMS and the Bay Area Bicycle Coalition.
Executive Producers Ray Santiago & Diana Rohini LaVigne
Producer Danielle Cheifetz
Director of Photography Sean Karlin
Gaffer Patrick Wong
Camera OperatorJeremy Widen
Camera OperatorRobert Fitzgerald
Production AssistantsLaura Hart &
Media Manager Woody Griffin
Main Artist Giju John
DJ Mixman Shawn
Special Guest AppearanceVeronica Belmont
Bike Sales RepAndrew Chagaris
Bike Shopper Chris Baty
Helmet Shopper Darya Pino
Businessman Rider Evan Bailyn
Cycling ChampFaye Steiner
Group BicyclistJoseph Steinberger
Trick Rider Joh Rathbun
Trick Rider Jorge Luzuriage
Bike Demo Specialist John-Paul Rutledge
Bike ShopperLadiie V
Bike ShopperMaggie Mason
Trick Rider Michael J. Henry
Trick Rider Nick Chiaverini
Bike Rickshaw Rider Paulo Serna
Group Bicyclist Patricia Benson
Group Bicyclist Robert Prinz
Bike Shopper Ragini Momi
Bike Shopper Sheetal Doshi
Bike Sales RepSam Salzeider
Bike Sales Rep Tommy Nguyen
Group Bicyclist Tammy Camp
Recording ArtistGiju John
Music Producer Mixman Shawn
Vocals Rebecca Dharmapalan
Rap Artist Jaz
LyricsDiana Rohini LaVigne
Rap Lyrics Jaz
Studio Courtesy of The Diamond Lane Records
CastingDiana Rohini LaVigne
Mike’s Bikes of San Francisco
Crocker Amazon Park
Golden Gate Park
Marina Green Park
Special Thank you
Loic Le Meur
Diamond Lane Records
Fremont Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC)
Golden Gate Pedicab
Marin County Bicycle Coalition
North Bay BMX (Napa)
No bicycles were harmed in the making of this video.
Consider asking an employee that is already bicycle commuting to be your company’s Bicycle Coordinator. This point person can be tasked with answering questions about your company’s bicycle commuting policy and benefits, as well as updating an intra-company bicycle commuting-related list.
Next assess your company's capacity to provide secure bike parking. This can be as easy as adding bike racks to your parking garage, bike lockers, a dedicated bike room, or access to a nearby location where
bikes can be kept securely. An outdoor bike rack will also let visitors and passersby know that your company supports bicycle commuting.
Provide a shower room or establish a relationship with a nearby health club for bicycle commuters. If shower facilities are absent, a well-stocked restroom will be sufficient. Most bicycle commutes are
less than five miles in each direction and take place in the morning hours, when the air is cooler, so a face wash and change of clothes are often all that is needed.
Make closets, lockers, and/or hooks available for employees. These things make it easier to store and change clothes once employees arrive at work. Professional attire may also require shoes unsuitable
for a bike commute, so the ability to leave and hang up work appropriate attire will broadcast support of bicycle commuting.
Provide a bicycle commuting welcome kit for every new employee that makes a commitment to bicycle commuting at least twice a week. Include in the welcome kit:
• Local bike map
• Patch kit to repair tires or bike lights
• Information about the $20 monthly bicycle commuter benefit and how they can enroll
• Automatic sign-up to intra-company bicycle listerv managed by Bicycle Coordinator
• Information about resources for classes on urban skills, bike safety, or bike maintenance
Other benefits to consider in your support of bicycle commuting:
• Provide a monthly onsite class for urban skills, bike safety, or bike maintenance
• Emergency taxi/ transportation reimbursement for bike and public transit commuters that live 5+ miles away
• Monthly bicycle commuters breakfast
• Bicycling mentorship programs (pairing new commuters with fellow bike commuting employees) to get more employees on bikes
• Bicycle loaner program• Bicycle purchase subsidy or incentive program
• Consider supporting Bike to Work Day to show the community-at-large your company's support of bicycle commuting
Bike to Work Day Celebrates Bicycle Commuter Role Models!
Nominations are now open! Do you know someone in your community who is committed to making every day a "Bike to Work Day"? Does this person epitomize and actualize the health, environmental, social and economic benefits of bicycling? Please share his or her story with us!
The winners of the Bike Commuter of the Year (BCOY) award are recognized for their dedication to riding their bike for everyday transportation. They are testament to the many benefits of bicycle commuting: from improving their health to bringing families together. Nominations were accepted, evaluated and
awarded by each county’s Bike to Work Day representative.
Rules for Submitting
All entries must include the nominee's Name, Email, County, and a brief write-up (200 words or less) on why they deserve the Bike Commuter of the Year Award. All nomination entries must be submitted by April 23.
Past Winners include a fifth grader and a person that has a personal commitment to 'de-carbonize' the economy. Make sure that the dedicated bike commuter in your life gets the recognition they deserve.