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The business of bicycling

I stumbled across the following essay series a few months ago, but forgot to share it with you. It’s from the website Triple Pundit, and is a collection of articles sponsored by People for Bikes. Click here to visit the Triple Pundit page.

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All of the articles in the collection are thought-provoking and worth a read. The one in particular, though, that caught my eye was this one:

If you own a business and want to encourage your employees to use a bicycle to get to and from work, there’s an excellent article right here to help.

Even if you’re not in a position to call the shots at your company, some of the tips and tools in that article may come in handy…even if only to encourage your coworkers to join you on two wheels. And, if you can bend the ear of a sympathetic owner/manager, who knows…you might just be the person who gets to implement a bike-commuting incentive program for your company!

We’ve reached a milestone!

Our site founder RL notified the writing staff here yesterday that we’ve just published our 2400th article here on Bikecommuters.com. That’s pretty amazing!

It’s been a lot of hard work, and a lot of fun, for all of us…writers past and present. But we really couldn’t have done it without you, our readers. Your contributions in the form of emailed suggestions, questions, and the many comments you’ve left (almost 20,000 at last count) make it all worthwhile.

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For those of you who are newer readers, please dig around in our archives; we’ve covered a ton of territory here over the past 7 years and you’re sure to find something riveting, or helpful, or funny…or head-scratchingly weird… if you look long enough. For our longtimers, thanks for sticking with us and being faithful readers and commenters. We appreciate it!

We’re blowing out the last of the Bikecommuters.com t-shirts

Pssst…you over there. Hey, you! Wanna buy a t-shirt? Yeah, you look like you could use a new t-shirt…

Well, you’re in luck — because we’re blowing out the last of our limited-edition Bikecommuters.com t-shirts. For the low, low price of $15.00 (and that includes shipping to anywhere in the United States), you will receive a stylish, bright green heavyweight cotton t-shirt with our logo printed on the front. That’s a steal! We’re making room for new branded items in the future, so we want these t-shirts gone as soon as possible.

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(Model not included…sorry, gentlemen)

Sizes and quantities are extremely limited — if you’re on the wee side (S) or on the stout side (XL), we’ve probably got you covered. Mid-range folks (M/L) better hurry, though, because that’s where the numbers are fewest.

Simply click on the PayPal button below to order; it’s painless and fast. Problems, questions or concerns? Hit me up at ghostrider[at]bikecommuters[dot]com.


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Happy Bike to Work Week Chicago

Needless to say, everyday for me is bike to work day and every week is bike to work week.

But here in Chicago, the Active Transportation Alliance puts together a fun line-up of Bike to Work activities – purposely in June when the “iffy” May weather is behind us and we hopefully have sunnier skies and warmer temperatures to brighten up our daily bike commutes.

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This week is the Bike Commuter Challenge in which businesses “compete with other businesses to get the most employees biking to work during the Bike Commuter Challenge, June 11-17.” Active Trans is behind this challenge and the concept has grown over the years; this year more than 400 teams are signed up as of this posting. For more info about registering your Chicago area company / school / nonprofit for the challenge, go to the registration page.

Winners are determined by the percentage of team members who biked to work during the Bike Commuter Challenge at least once. Participation is scored when someone bikes part or all of the way to work. Even if your officemates bike to the closest train stop, that counts as participation.

You can likely find me this week helping out at one of the many bike pit stops organized for morning commuters throughout the city and suburbs. In fact, my own company hosted its own bike commuter stations this morning to rally employees to bike to work.

Go Team — of all Bike Commuters!

A Hat Tip from The Greenists

Here’s something to share — our site was featured on the excellent “The Greenists” online magazine. I was able to answer some general bike-commuting questions for the author, Jacob Johnston, and his article “Pedal Power to the Rescue”. Jacob is a new commuter, and seems very excited by the prospects of riding two wheels instead of four.

Spin on over to The Greenists to take a look at the article…a nice roundup of tips and observations for the first-time or newish bicycle commuter. You can read the full article by clicking here.

Thanks to Jacob for a very pleasant interviewing experience and for being eager to learn and share tips with his readers at The Greenist. Enjoy yourself out there; get on that bike and ride!