Sunday, March 25, 2007

Google Bikes

Wow, this is a nice benefit. Getting feelthy steenking rich is a good one too. I wonder why they aren't doing it in California? Poor climate?
Google is improving its green credentials by offering all of its employees a free bike to ride to work.

The bikes, manufactured by Raleigh Europe, will be offered to around 2,000 permanent employees of the search engine giant in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. All of the bikes - plus free helmets - will be branded with the Google name.

Holger Meyer, Germany's first Google employee, came up with the idea and staff will be able to choose from a range of models including a "cool cruiser" - a folding bike for those that only make part of their trip to work under pedal power - and men's and women's hybrids.
The whole article is in The Guardian.

1 comment:

Web said...

According to what I read about Google's giveaway, the value of a Google folding bike and helmet comes to $700. Assuming that the other bikes are in the same price range, if Google gives away 2000 bikes, that's a total value of $1,400,000 US. Way to go, Google!

Larry Lagarde
Urging bicycling for recreation, commuting, health and a better future.