Timbuk2, the San Fran­cis­co based mak­ers of styl­ish yet durable bike bags, recent­ly con­duct­ed a study to find out why peo­ple com­mute to work via bike. The word cloud below high­lights the most sig­nif­i­cant answers.

Pho­to: Timbuk2 Designs / Flickr

The ben­e­fits and beau­ty of urban cycling are at the heart of Timbuk2. They were found­ed by a city bike mes­sen­ger in a San Fran garage in 1989 and have been mak­ing cus­tom bags ever since. Addi­tion­al­ly, their CEO, Mike Wal­len­fels, bike com­mutes 38 miles to work every day.

Cycling to work is encour­aged here at The Clymb as well, with sev­er­al of our team mem­bers bik­ing in each day.

Bike wall at The Clymb

Do you bike to work? What are some of the chal­lenges and rewards?  After you shop today’s Timbuk2 event fea­tur­ing their back­packs, totes, and icon­ic mes­sen­ger bags, vis­it us on Face­book to share your sto­ry for a chance to win Clymb credit.

And from the city to the slopes, we’re lay­ing on the Alpine charm by wel­com­ing Neve women’s appar­el, per­fect for the active moun­tain lifestyle and SKEA women’s out­er­wear and appar­el that exudes con­fi­dence and sophistication.

We’re still hav­ing our $4.98 ship­ping spe­cial, ship unlim­it­ed items for that new flat rate OR add a The Clymb t‑shirt to your order so it ships for free!

Also Fea­tured This Week:

Con­sid­er Col­or with Gravis, Plus Hip­pyTree & SPY Optics

As we head into this hol­i­day week­end, we’re excit­ed at the oppor­tu­ni­ty to spend time out­doors, get­ting an extra day of rest, relax­ation, or adven­ture (or all three), and the chance to share some new brands with you.

No frills, no filler, just the clas­sic style of VOX. You can ride in style with their clas­sic footwear at up to 55% off. Shop the selec­tion of men and kids styles here.

And as we men­tioned yes­ter­day on Face­book, we’re pre­sent­ing camp­ing pads, bike bags and oth­er out­door acces­sories from Pacif­ic Out­door Equip­ment. Today we can tell you this field-test­ed, spe­cial­ized gear can be yours for up to 60% off. Shop our POE event here.

You can still save on Teva footwear, Native eye­wear, Loopt­works upcy­cled appar­el, and San­ta Cruz Surf­boards.

Make sure you check us out on Face­book and Twit­ter. We always have some­one stand­ing by to answer your ques­tions, take your sug­ges­tions, give out invi­ta­tions to The Clymb, and some­times, give away Clymb credits.