The Cycling Gender Gap and How to Bridge It

Given that women make just 25 percent of all bicycling trips, it's hard to believe that about a century ago, the bicycle was instrumental in achieving greater gender parity in this country. But all is not lost: We have strategies to help you close the biking gender gap at your organization, and get more women on wheels!

Salesforce Bike Facility: A total transformation

Before, bike commuters working in the Salesforce West building, located in the heart of San Francisco's financial district, parked their bikes in a drab garage room. Now they park next to tall pines and rolling hills. A cast of animal characters keeps watch. Check out the before and after transformation of Salesforce's newest bike facility!

Wellness Programs: The data, the impact, and the case for bikes

Wellness perks and programs have become a mainstay for corporations everywhere, from the conditional — like discounts on premiums for employees who score well on health assessments, to gentle nudges — like voluntary group fitness at work or workplace meditation rooms. Learn how to make the case and incorporate bikes!

How to ride in the rain - Your guide to weathering the Alaskan Way Viaduct Closure

Since transportation is the largest source of carbon emissions in the US—most of which come from cars—the path to saving our home and (quite frankly) our lives is to change how we get around.

The Wild World of Bikes 2019

Since transportation is the largest source of carbon emissions in the US—most of which come from cars—the path to saving our home and (quite frankly) our lives is to change how we get around.

How to Provide Bike Shop Services Without Dedicated Space

Some large companies have prioritized cycling and have dedicated on-site bike shops. While that’s amazing for employees who need a bike, a bike repair or help with their commute, most employers simply don’t have the physical space. But, no worries! There are creative ways to offer bike services without having a permanent real estate for it. Here are our favorites.

Incentive Programs

The Rise of E-Bikes

E-bikes are one of the fastest growing categories of bicycle sales in the U.S., with 80% more e-bikes sold in 2017 over 2016 (approx. 260,000 units). What’s the reality behind this explosive growth and how is it driving change for people and our industry?

Facebook’s Westlake Wheelhouse

Facebook has continued to prioritize biking company-wide by opening its first full-service bike shop in a field office at its new South Lake Union digs in Seattle. The shop is really just the focal point though; just outside is an area to store personal bikes, a drying room for damp gear, showers, lockers, everything a daily cyclist would need to feel the love.

Bike Parking: Smart Developers Build for Bikes (And Their Owners)

Meet Jeff. He’s a 25-year old engineer who works long hours…

The Year Of The Bike: Our 2017 Predictions For Bike Commuting

By many accounts, 2016 was a challenging year—one that political…

Lucky Brand’s bikeshare: The road to health never looked this good

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I love all my pairs of Lucky Brand jeans. Indigo blue lowrise,…

E-bikes: Changing how we move

How do we know the dawn of e-bikes is upon us? Well there’s…

Bike Share Programs Build Better Business

What does it mean when Facebook and Target both earn recognition as Platinum-level Bicycle Friendly Businesses, a designation held by fewer than a dozen companies nationwide?

Company bike programs help recruit talent

Companies need to offer commute alternatives to driving solo if they want to attract and retain top talent. Especially Millennials.

Corporate Bike Fleets: Risky Business?

We often think first of the risks: Bike accidents. Injured employees. Lost, stolen, and vandalized bikes. It’s a wonder that any corporation, government agency or university has implemented a bike fleet. Yet the best and brightest have – and have done so successfully.

Bike-to-Work Day Momentum

It was Bike-to-Work Day  here in the San Francisco Bay Area and thousands of cyclists hit the streets. It felt like Amsterdam, where bikes outnumbered cars, in some instances by as much as 3 to 1.

Bike Commuting: the fastest route to employee health

We’re fat. We’re lazy. And we’re expensive. Sixty-one percent of adults in the US are overweight or obese and 70% are sedentary. Our sedentary lifestyle is making us unhealthy and costing us a lot of money.

Bike Share Programs for People, Planet and Profit: sustainability at its best

Have you noticed the words “sustainable” and “sustainability” everywhere? They’ve made their way into popular culture—in magazines, on billboards and well, toilet paper packaging. But what do they mean and why should we care?

Bicycles as Employee Gifts

Two years ago, Ikea did something revolutionary (quite literally). They gave every one of their 12,400 U.S. workers a bike as a holiday gift.

Facebook: a bike share program worth liking

Status update: Facebook has an amazing bike program. While the high-tech giant has had a dedicated group of cyclists since its early days, the company didn’t have much of a bike share program ­– until this past year.

Campus Bikes: Become a Bike Friendly University

Stanford and UC-Davis are known for their bike-friendly campuses. Is that just because they’re in Northern California, where cycling year-round is do-able?

Bike Friendly Businesses

Today the League of American Bicyclists announces 71 new Bicycle Friendly Businesses. Among them are some of the Bay Area’s best and brightest companies, such as Facebook, Apple, and Williams-Sonoma.

Bike share programs momentum: where will it take us?

When people hear that I’m a bicycle consultant, the first thing they tell me is about their trip to Paris, exploring the entire city on a Vélib bike or about how they used Capital Bikeshare to get to a meeting in DC. It’s rare to meet someone today who has not heard of, seen, or used bike sharing.

Cycle Chic: Dress for the Destination

Tips for women who want to look good both on and off the bike.

Williams-Sonoma Bike Fleet: the perfect tool for the job

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I’m not much of a cook, but I marvel every time I set foot into a Williams-Sonoma store.

The real reason people ride bikes: Forget calorie and carbon reduction

Over a recent 48-hour period, I read three seemingly unrelated things that converged in an “Aha! Moment” on why people ride bicycles—from the traffic-jammed streets of Manhattan to the trails of the Bay Area.

How to keep your bike safe

I love bikes and often fantasize about the sleek, sexy city bike I’m gonna have some day. You know, the one with the paint job you want to lick or the components you can’t keep your hands off.

Mozilla’s bike share program: momentum to their mission

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Promoting openness, innovation and opportunity on the Internet. That’s Mozilla’s mission.

How the world’s coolest companies win using bike fleets

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In recent years, hundreds of cities worldwide have rolled out bike share programs, putting bikes where people need them for short, fast trips.

Bike Commuters: Get Data, Get Busy!

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When the Prius hit the road, it changed how people drove. It turns out that seeing our energy consumption in real-time actually motivates us to drive better. Gauges in cars, heart rate monitors and power meters on athletes – they all do the same thing – they get us tuned into and excited about our performance.

Bike Commuters: ask women what they want

Ladies, did you know that in the world of bike commuting, we're an "indicator species"? Yep, it's true. A large body of research suggests that the best strategy for boosting the number of people who choose to get around by bike is to ask women what they want. How 'bout that?

See and be seen – on your bike

Have you noticed? The days are getting shorter. And with the change in Daylight Savings, we’re all in for a dark commute.

Ikea Gives 12,400 US Workers a New Bike

I'm sitting in my office at Bikes Make Life Better World Headquarters, at my Ikea desk, looking at my Ikea bookcase, rifling through papers in my Ikea file cabinet when the following message pops up on my computer: "Ikea Gives 12,400 US Workers a New Bike"