July 17, 2008

News & Opinion: The Bicycle Gang

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 7:11 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

I'm sure somewhere, there's a theory that, those who ride together, work well together. Or so holds true here.
We 8cr-ers have a bicycle gang. It's a group of us that rides together to and from company gatherings and homes and apartments. Dylan, Todd (our shipper) and I often traverse the Milwaukee streets in our pack of three on our ride home.
There's a list of reasons supporting why bicycling to work, well, works -- nice to the environment, heart-friendly, and easy on the budget. It's the beginning of taking up bicycling to work that can be a bit daunting. For various reasons.
If you're looking for advice on how to start, try Rory McMullan's Biking to Work guide. It's an 85-page introduction to the type of bicycle to choose, helpful accessories, and talking points for getting a bike rack at your office.
Good luck!

About Dylan Schleicher

Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.