When I was a teenager, I bought a bike for the streets.
A bicycle for my daily commute.
So many bikes.
But I had to learn how to navigate them.
And I learned how to ride it.
That experience changed me forever.
It changed my life.
And now I know what I can do for the people around me.
It is my mission to change the lives of others.
It’s my dream to make a difference.
I am a part of the movement.
I have worked tirelessly over the past decade, but I know that if I continue to work, there will be a chance for me to change something.
When I started this movement, it was only a couple of years old.
The Bike to Work Day campaign in 2016 was a huge breakthrough.
We created a video for every single day of the year that celebrates the power of bikes.
We launched our first campaign, Bike to the Beach, in 2018.
In 2019, we were honored with the 2017 America’s Most Innovative Entrepreneur Award for our work in the bike industry.
And in 2018, I was honored as a Best Startup by the Entrepreneurs for Excellence Award.
But there is more to the story.
As you can imagine, the success of Bike to The Beach and the America’s Best Startup award have resulted in a lot of media attention and recognition for me and the Bike to Go movement.
It was a tremendous honor to be chosen for the 2018 Entrepreneurs Awards.
It means so much to me that you have taken notice of my work.
As a company, I am honored to be a part in this incredible movement.
And it’s a great feeling to know that I have been selected for the Entrepreneur Awards.
As the founder of the Bike To Work Day movement, I believe in the power that can come from connecting people with transportation options and the impact they can have on the world.
When you connect people with a bike, it connects them to a better future.
It connects them with a more sustainable future.
And we have proven that it can save lives.
It has proven that there is a way to make biking safe and accessible to every person in America, even if you live in a remote community.
We have proven, time and time again, that we can transform communities and our cities.
We are not afraid to take risks and take risks in order to make our communities safer.
We believe in this movement.
We’ve invested in bike infrastructure, we’ve invested into education, we have invested in new technology, we’re investing in better transportation options.
And as the company we founded, I think we are the best-positioned to make that happen.
The more we work together, the more impact we can have.
But it’s the vision and the values of this movement that are what really make it possible.
I’m proud to be the founder and CEO of the Bicycle to Work Project, the movement that’s powering the world with its message of sharing and building.
I know it will be possible for us to make history together.
So, I’m excited about that.
Thank you for your time, and I look forward to working with you.
Thank-you, Eric Holder, US Attorney for the Northern District of California.