28% of the 241 Timbuk2 Facebook fans polled ride their bikes to work. Initially I was bummed it wasn’t 82%, but when compared with the national average of ~ 1.6% or San Francisco’s average of 6%, 27% looks pretty damn good! And while we’re appreciative of all the pedalers out there and understand if you simply cannot bike commute, most of you could. According to our CEO Mike’s Taming the Bike Commute Beast presentation, 29% of Americans commute 1 – 5 miles a day. That’s a breezy ~ 30 minute bike ride depending on the hills you do/not have to climb and the weight you do/not have to carry. 51% of Americans commute less than 10 miles to work. Even more chances for using your legs and two wheels to get from a to b! [Audible exhale]. We’re very proud of our fans and we love bikes. Steppingoffsoapboxnow.
Thanks to everyone who participated in our polls last week. Muy interesante and helpful for our product team.