We're both 24.
ñ What is your occupation or area of study?
Riley is the online store manager for Batdorf and Bronson. He studied nature photography and evolutionary biology at The Evergreen State College. Marissa is a copy editor at a web-hosting company and studied political economy at Evergreen.
ñ What is your most frequent destination on your bike?
Going to work and running errands around town.
ñ How did you hear about the BCC?
We heard about the BCC through word of mouth.
ñ How many times have you participated in the Bicycle Commuter Contest?
This is our first year participating, although we've always wanted to do so.
ñ What got you started riding your bike to get around (practical cycling)?
When we were going to Evergreen, we lived so close to campus that it made more sense to ride our bikes to class and work on campus. It was actually faster than driving or taking the bus.
Last year we moved to Steamboat Island, since it's about a 20 minute drive to town, we realized that commuting by car wouldn't be cost effective due to gas and wear-and-tear on the car. But riding the bus would take nearly an hour which is the same amount of time, if not longer, than riding our bike to town. We resolved to begin riding daily.