Pedaling Through Quarantine: PeopleForBikes’ Staff Rides

April 15, 2020

While we’re working from home, PeopleForBikes staff members have found a multitude of ways to stay mentally and physically active. We’ve done puzzles, walked our dogs, walked our dogs again, started doing at-home yoga classes, learned new recipes — did we mention puzzles? Despite all of the day-to-day changes we’ve experienced, one thing hasn’t changed much: we still love riding our bikes. 

Looking to share some of our solo rides with our coworkers as a little inspiration, it’s no surprise we turned to Ride Spot, the navigation app and social platform we developed to enable better bike riding experiences. Check out some of the social distancing friendly rides the PeopleForBikes staff have been going on over the last few weeks:

Our COO Jenn got in a great fat bike ride up in Breckenridge. While the mountain and most other on-snow businesses closed prematurely a month ago, the bike trails were wide open!

Jordan, our government relations and accounts manager, went on a nice little loop exploring her neighborhood in Denver. 

While Congressional work on COVID-19 remedies continued at a furious pace, Federal Affairs Manager Noa was able to take some time to pedal around D.C. and enjoy the freshly blooming cherry blossoms.

Riley, our marketing coordinator, enjoyed an undulating 20-mile cruise around Boulder, home of PeopleForBikes HQ.

PeopleForBikes Designer Alex (or Butters, as she’s affectionately known around the office) toured the countryside around her new Indiana homebase in Bloomington. We’re definitely going to ask her to express ship some goodies from the Sausage Shack to HQ as soon as things get back to normal. 

Ashley, our regulatory and policy analyst, took a 30-mile out-and-back gravel ride and cataloged some beautiful trailside murals before enjoying a tasty post-ride beer!

Our Business and Political Engagement Manager Eric shared so many rides with us it was hard to pick a favorite, but this 40-mile leg burner with 3,500 feet of climbing was a standout — especially with those drool-worthy views of snow-covered hills. 

Jose, our marketing director, explored a mountain dirt road on an out-and-back ride with his wife just outside their home near Park City, Utah. While warm temps and spring weather are (almost) becoming the norm in Boulder, there’s still plenty of snow left in Utah’s Uinta range!

JJ, director of data and technology, went hunting for dinosaurs at the Triceratops Trail in her hometown of Golden. 

PFB VP of Finance Erik headed south into Denver for a donut and espresso and even caught some kayakers practicing their version of social distancing on the South Platte River. 

Our Director of Grants and Partnerships Zoe rolled around her neighborhood. With plenty of time on their hands being home from school, local kids took to the streets with chalk drawings, words of encouragement and ideas on how to stay healthy while being house-bound. They left biking off the list, but we’ll let it slide. 

Last but not least, Eric, one of the masterminds behind Ride Spot, shared his quick lunch ride — including directions on how to make the best cup of Joe on the go!

 

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