Help us celebrate the Bikes Make Life Better 10 Year Anniversary! We’re popping the champagne and watching one of our favorite bike movies: MOTHERLOAD. You can too! Register below, and we’ll email you a password protected link to view MOTHERLOAD any time during a 72-hour window.
Then join us Wednesday, October 21st, 4:00 pm PT for the Q&A afterparty featuring:
Jenn Dice, President and CEO of PeopleForBikes
Karen Wiener, Founder of The New Wheel (Karen is also featured in MOTHERLOAD).
Jessica Alba, Transportation Policy Manager at Stanford
It seems like just yesterday that we landed our first client (one of the most influential companies on the planet too!) and did a happy dance around our “office” aka kitchen table. Check out our 10 Year Anniversary page for the Bikes Make Life Better origin story, top 10 lists from our staff, and more!
Cheers to 10 years of bikes making life better (and many more to come)!
MOTHERLOAD is an award-winning crowdsourced documentary about a new mother’s quest to understand the increasing isolation and disconnection of the digital age, its planetary impact, and how cargo bikes could be an antidote.
Filmmaker Liz Canning cycled everywhere until she had twins in 2008. Hauling babies via car was not only unsustainable but took the freedom and adventure out of life, and Liz felt trapped. She Googled “family bike” and uncovered a global movement of people replacing cars with cargo bikes: long-frame bicycles designed for carrying passengers and heavy loads. Liz set out to learn more, and MOTHERLOAD was born.
Since MOTHERLOAD made its world premiere in May 2019, the film has been on a Global Community Screening Tour, featuring over 150 venues.
Jenn Dice President and CEO
With Jenn at the helm of PeopleForBikes — one of the most influential bike advocacy organizations in the country — biking really is getting better for everyone! Jenn Dice has been a leader for bikes, the outdoor industry, women’s initiatives and public lands and conservation efforts for nearly two decades. Growing up cycling in South Dakota and falling in love with mountain biking upon moving to Colorado, Jenn’s love of bicycling is the rocket fuel that powers her work in making biking better for everyone. An avid endurance mountain biker, Jenn has completed the Leadville Trail 100 14 times and was the first woman to hike up and mountain bike down Mount Kilimanjaro.
Karen Wiener Founder The New Wheel
Karen founded The New Wheel with her partner Brett in 2010 (another great company celebrating its 10-year anniversary). She attributes her passion for electric bikes to many things, but the combination of growing up among San Francisco’s legendary hills and a lasting desire to do good work for her community top the list!
Jessica Alba Transportation Policy Manager
Jessica Alba joined Stanford University as an internal and external liaison on transportation policy matters in 2017. Currently, she represents and supports the organization on local, regional, state, and federal transportation policy matters. Prior to Stanford, she was a planner and principal at Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates and Trivector Traffic, two thought leaders on transportation solutions that put people first.
With two teenage sons and a preschooler at home, Jessica knows first-hand how hard it can be to make biking and transit the default modes of transportation. Nevertheless, by living within walking distance of downtown Redwood City and owning a Dutch-style e-bike, she feels like a European lifestyle is quite possible, even in Silicon Valley.
Amy is a natural problem solver, connector and communicator. She’s worked as a consultant to Fortune 500 companies and fast emerging tech start-ups for years. Her love of bikes and daily bike commuting led to the formation in 2010 of Bikes Make Life Better, Inc. where she is Principal. Bikes Make Life Better provides leading organizations with everything they need to get the most out of bikes enterprise-wide, impacting corporate initiatives in Transportation, Health & Wellness, Sustainability and Recruiting.
Kurt co-founded Bikes Make Life Better from a personal passion for cycling. Kurt’s focus over the past eight years has been to develop and manage a comprehensive bike program at Facebook headquarters, staffed by 66 of our employees. He also designs and consults on bike infrastructure, including end-of-trip bike facilities, bike shop design/operations and private tech-enabled bike fleets and has had a hand in nearly every project the company has been engaged in. Prior to founding Bikes Make Life Better, Kurt managed business IT for the C-suite at Ford headquarters and ran a design firm for large university student unions. He lives carfree in San Francisco, and rides for transportation, sport and recreation. Like the rest of the team, he knows what encourages and discourages people from riding and infuses this knowledge into everything he does.