Bikes & Transit

Bikes & Transit

2012 Company Bike Challenge Winners

 

Here are the winners for the 2012's Company Bike Challenge. Congratulations for this amazing bicycling achievement!

 

Overall

1st Place

Apple, with 4,803 points and 38,222.7 miles

2nd Place

KLA-Tencor with 2,745 points and 27,542.1 miles

3rd Place

Tesla Motors with 2,632 points and 21,969.9 miles

4th Place

Caltrans with 2,107 points and 13,915.9 miles

5th Place

SunPower Corporation with 2,078 points and 15,078.6 miles

 

Large Companies

1st Place

Apple, with 4,803 points and 38,222.7 miles

2nd Place 

KLA-Tencor with 2,745 points and 27,542.1 miles

3rd Place

Tesla Motors with 2,632 points and 21,969.9 miles

4th Place

Caltrans with 2,107 points and 13,915.9 miles

5th Place

SunPower Corporation with 2,078 points and 15,078.6 miles

 

Medium Companies

1st Place

Sun Light & Power with 1,061 points and 7,132.2 miles

2nd Place 

Sungevity with 950 points and 6,383.4 miles

3rd Place

Exploratorium with 872 points and 5,707.1 miles

4th Place

LitePoint with 499 points and 4,154.9 miles

5th Place

REI Berkeley with 429 points and 2,685.3 miles

 

Small Companies

1st Place

WRA, Inc., with 557 points and 3,790.5 miles

2nd Place 

Blekko with 553 points and 4,411.9 miles

3rd Place

BEW Engineering with 433 points and 3,636.3 miles

4th Place

Timbuk2 with 425 points and 2,537.4 miles

5th Place

kW Engineering with 418 points and 2,519.8 miles

Bike Commuter Profile : Matt

Matt and his trusty steed
Mai Le —

Hopefully these images of every day commuters will inspire you to dress up (or down) and get on your bike.

Name: Matt
Workplace: f.s.c. barber

Matt works four blocks from where he lives, but bikes to work daily.

"I like to have my bike because I like to take it out during my lunch break so that I can ride further outside the neighborhood, just to explore my food options."

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Bike Commuter Profile : John

John and his GT Track
Mai Le —

In the run up to Bike to Work Day, we're launching a series about commuters/cyclists and their bikes.

Name: John
Workplace: Rapha

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.

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Nominate a Bike Commuter of the Year

Mai Le —

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.

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Bikes, bay views, history rule on Angel Island

Bikes, bay views, history rule on Angel Island
Andrew Casteel —

Now is a good time to get on a bike. A few strokes of the pedals and turns of the wheels, and the memories come back. Suddenly, you're 10 years old again. The best place to experience this phenomenon in the Bay Area is Angel Island, where you get a mix of adventure, spectacular views, history and a 5.5-mile ride with plenty of stopping points.