It’s been a pretty busy time around Planet Bike World HQ the last month or so. It’s finally spring, well, now it’s almost summer and we’ve been riding, and working like crazy.
We hired a new member of our team, Chris Follmer, to handle our warehousing and shipping duties. Chris has a background in warehouse management and showed up one day on an Xtracycle to inquire about some work. We knew right away that he was the guy and that fate had intervened. A couple of weeks later he started, and it has made all the difference in the world.
In other news, our Advocacy Directory, Jay Ferm, has been elected to the Board of Directors for the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin. He has already spent most of the spring spearheading the Madison Platinum Committee. This group is working to make our city to a Platinum-level Bicycle Friendly Community as defined by the League of American Bicyclists? “Bicycle Friendly Community Campaign.” Currently, the only city with such a distinction is Davis, California. Way to go Jay, keep up the good work.
Bike to Week was a success again this year in Madison. We tried to bookend the week’s events by setting up a tent at 7 am Monday morning to hand out breakfast treats and coffee to bike commuters on the city’s arterial bike path near the Monona Terrace. It was a ton of fun, and we were able to hand out all the coffee and bacon that we were able to bike in. Then on Friday afternoon, we sponsored the Final Fiesta at Vilas Park for all Bike to Work participants. Our thanks to everyone who rode, the Bike Fed of Wisconsin, and all the other sponsors who made this year’s Bike to Work Week a huge success.
Finally, we’ll be publishing our first Quarterly E-newsletter in the coming weeks. So stay tuned for an update on that, and how to subscribe.