From the looks of it, I’ll finally have a bicycle this week (after a nearly 2-month hiatus, since moving to Shanghai and leaving my bicycles back in the states) and what better timing than for Bike to Work Month?
SAN FRANCISCO – Timbuk2, a San Francisco original and longtime bike commuting advocate, is celebrating Bike to Work Month this May and June 2014 with nationwide Bike to Work Day efforts, a Facebook sweepstakes, and an array of new cycling products built for today’s urban commuter.
Timbuk2’s mission from past to present is inextricably linked to cycling and city life. Launched in 1989 by a bike messenger with a sewing machine, Timbuk2 has evolved from a small-scale messenger bag company to a global ambassador for cycling in the city. Today Timbuk2 designs bags and accessories for cyclists of all levels, having continuously evolved its product line to correspond with the rise of bike commuting, which increased nationwide by 47% between 2000 and 2011*.
To date, Timbuk2 had donated over $12,000 in cash and products to local, national and global bike advocacy groups, including Transportation Alternatives (NYC), San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, Bike Denver, American League of Bicyclists and World Bicycle Relief.