Commuting by bicycle is about more than just getting to and from work. For many people it’s a way of life, a way to integrate all of the things that need to be done that week — from dropping off the kids at school to a doing big grocery shop–into our daily lives with joy and intention while getting some exercise and saving the planet. Who do you know in your community who is committed to making every day Bike to Work Day?
Do you know someone who lives and promotes the health, environmental, social and economic benefits of bicycling? Share their story with us and nominate them for San Francisco’s Bicycle Commuter of the Year awards by April 4, 2016!
Rheema Calloway was our 2015 Bike Commuter of the Year winner. In the span of just two years, Rheema went from not owning a bike to bicycling to work every day, speaking out for access to bikes for low-income youth, and becoming an active member of a collective of women of color who ride together and promote biking.
A 2016 Bike Commuter of the Year winner will be selected from each of the nine Bay Area counties, as part of Bike to Work Day. The San Francisco Bike Commuter of the Year will be recognized at City Hall on the morning of Bike to Work Day. Winners will receive rechargeable bicycle headlights, boxed map sets for the San Francisco Bay Trail, an annual membership to the SF Bicycle Coalition, and additional prizes and gift certificates.
Gear up for Bike to Work Day 2016 and submit a nomination here.