Here’s another Employee Profile about one of the many commuters who ride to work here at Performance HQ, in honor of Bike to Work Week (May 16-20). They ride different bikes and different routes, but they’ve all got great advice on how to make your commute easier and more fun!
What do you do at Performance?
I’m a Merchandising Assistant in the Hardgoods Components division.
How often do you ride to work?
How far do you ride?
17 miles each way.
What bike do you ride?
I usually commute on my trusty GT Peace Tour.
Why do you commute by bike/what’s your favorite part of commuting by bike?
I love not being in a car. Cagers (people who spend half of their lives in their steel cages) are always so angry, I like not being a part of that culture. I race in endurance mountain bike events so the extra training time that I don’t have to take from my family time is also key.
Any advice for someone who’s thinking about commuting by bike?
Just go for it! For me, I can’t value my waterproof panniers enough (I use Ortlieb Back-Roller Classic Panniers). I also always keep a good rain jacket in there as I never know when I’m going to be caught in an unexpected storm. Otherwise, just riding is most of my secret. The more you do it, the easier it gets as it starts to become part of your routine and your fitness increases.