BOB, the makers of the first single-wheeled bicycle trailers, encourages smart, fun and safe bike commuting during National Bike Month (May 2011), with five tips for riding to work on National Bike-to-Work Day (Friday, May 20, 2011) and National Bike-to-Work Week (May 16-20, 2011).
Riding the Talk
Aside from being experts on great products for bike commuting, BOB employees also practice the ride-to-work tactics they preach. To demonstrate this strong bike culture, a plethora of two-wheelers and BOB trailers can be seen in the bike racks outside of the BOB offices in downtown Boise, ID. Employees enjoy using their own horsepower over resource-consuming products.
As a sponsor of Boise’s May in Motion – the local, month-long promotion of alternative transportation for commuting to work – BOB offers incentives to its employees this month, including the opportunity to earn an extra paid vacation day and great prizes, to get all of their employees involved in using alternative transportation for commuting. “We make using alternative transportation a bit competitive and fun – but most of all it opens the doors to new ways of thinking about our daily commute!” says Nicole Brown, bike commuter and marketing manager at BOB.
Bicycle Commuting Tips
1. Be bike safe (and smart)
Just like you would tune-up your car before a trip, take stock of your bicycle and take time for proper maintenance. For more tips, visit http://www.bikeleague.org/programs/bikemonth
2. Turn your bicycle into the ultimate commuter with a BOB Trailer http://www.bobgear.com/trailers
Forgo the racks or panniers and opt for a lightweight BOB Trailer. With the included BOB Dry Sak and plenty of capacity, your work essentials are easily transported. A BOB bicycle trailer:
3. Dress for commuter success
When commuting by bicycle, be prepared by anticipating changes in weather and wearing comfortable clothing. These factors can make or break an enjoyable commute. And with your BOB Trailer you can easily pack a rain jacket or a change of shoes and clothes.
4. Map your ride
Find the best bike route and get mentally prepared using Google’s Bicycling Directions. Even take a virtual ride before you go.
5. Pack up essentials
Use your BOB Trailer and Dry Sak to pack all of your commuter needs quickly and easily. Take a few minutes and consider what you’ll need to make it easy, convenient and fun:
BOB formed in 1994 as the first manufacturer of single-wheeled bicycle cargo trailers. Creator of the original YAK and suspension-equipped IBEX, the company facilitates bike travel, touring and commuting by offering quality, dependable trailers. As BOB’s founders became fathers, they designed and developed the first Sport Utility Stroller in 1998 and now offer a complete line of popular strollers that help support active family endeavors. Look for BOB products in cycling, sporting goods and baby stores nationwide, or to find a retailer, visit www.bobgear.com.