Each year in honor of Bike to Work Day, inspiring cyclists are nominated for the title of San Francisco County’s Bike Commuter of the Year. This year, big congratulations go to SF Bicycle Coalition member John Murphy who is the 2010 Bicycle Commuter of the Year!
John Murphy sets the pace for making every day Bike to Work Day: He rides the 45-mile ride to work twice a week from San Francisco to the South Bay with the SF2G (San Francisco to Google) Commuter Convoy (see details below to find out how you can ride with a Commuter Convoy, too). The other three days, he uses a bike-Caltrain combo to get to work. And, if that wasn’t enough, on Fridays John heads to Healdsburg, taking his bicycle on Golden Gate Transit. John Murphy exemplifies how you can be a dedicated bicycle commuter and still get around the entire Bay Area.
One nomination said of John Murphy, “John provides a shining example of sustainable, healthy, multi-modal, can-do commuting in the Bay Area, with bicycles at the heart of his trip-making…In so many ways John sets the standard for bike commuters across the region as he himself travels across the region, a true velocitizen.”
Thanks, John Murphy, for inspiring us all to take more trips by bicycle! John Murphy will be recognized as San Francisco’s Bicycle Commuter of the Year at the SF Bicycle Coalition’s Bike Away from Work Party and Fashion Show, Thursday, May 13, 6-9pm at Rickshaw Stop.