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    The Ambassador Program

    We don't just build bags. We build community. We lead the way.


    Two Wheel Gear Ambassadors

    The Two Wheel Gear Ambassador Program is about recognizing leaders who inspire others to commute by bike. Leaders who go first. Some of our ambassadors come to us organically. Some we seek out. But they are all Two Wheel Gear customers and riders. We build deep relationships and support them in their community endeavours. We join them on their commutes and craft profiles of their characteristics that often go unnoticed. Our ambassadors are independent, rebels by nature, and we find immense pride in showcasing their commuting adventures.


    Tom Limon

    Two Wheel Gear - Amabassador Bike Commuter Tom Limon

    Age: 49
    Occupation: IT Support IBM / Owner and tour guide at Biketropolis
    City: Chicago, IL, USA
    Bike: Cannondale Bad Boy 2
    One-Way Commute: 40 km (25 miles)

    “I get to enjoy several types of riding on my way to work: shared roads, bike lanes, bike paths, and trails. You would think I would be tired by the time I arrive to work but I am actually energized and happier and feel more productive.”


    Nell Cochran

    Two Wheel Gear - Amabassador Bike Commuter - Nell Cochran

    Age: Old Enough
    Occupation: Supervisor for an Executive Staff Unit
    City: Washington, DC, USA
    One-Way Commute: 14.5 km (9 miles)

    "I notice the runners on the trail usually have a grimace and the bikers have a smile!”


    Aldrin Pelicano

    Two Wheel Gear - Bike Commuter Ambassador - Aldrin Pelicano

    Age: 35
    Occupation: Program Manager
    City: Manila, Philippines
    Bike: Folding Bike - Brompton and Tern Link D8
    One-Way Commute: 13 km (8 miles)

    “It is when people driving motor vehicles choose to ignore your presence to the extent of harming you,” that can make the commute difficult, as well as what he describes as the “deplorable conditions and design of our roads here in the Philippines.”


    Shelly

    Two Wheel Gear - Fat Bike Commuter

    Age: Old Enough
    City: Waterloo, ON, Canada
    Bike: Rocky Mountain Suzi Q Fat Bike
    One-Way Commute: The only time her car gets started is if she has to pick something up or if there isn’t a secure place to lock her bike at her destination

    “This is the change of life cycling is for me. To be able to just get on my bike and ride”


    Adam Godet

    Two Wheel Gear Ambassador - Adam Godet

    Age: 37
    Occupation: Operations Officer at U.S. Defense Department; Joint Base Anacostia Bolling, Owner at Godet Woodworking
    City: Washington, DC, USA
    Bike: Spot Champa
    One-Way Commute: 10-12 km (6-7 miles)

    “When you’re on public transit, you’re on someone else’s schedule; on the bus or train you may not even have a seat; something is likely going to happen that is going to wrinkle your plans. Delays, repairs, etc. Regular metro commuters in DC have come to expect issues.”


    Rob Reid

    Two Wheel Gear Ambassador - Rob Reid

    Age: 36
    Occupation: Manager, Business Improvement for Ledcor Technical Services
    City: Richmond (live), Vancouver (work)
    Bike: 2015 Norco Threshold A3 Cyclocross
    One-Way Commute: 22.4 km (55 minutes)

    "I also had a nasty spill this year where I hit a rock when crossing a traffic lane and did a full wipeout. Even had a driver stop to make sure I was alright. That shook me up for a few weeks."


    Georgia Simmerling

    Two Wheel Gear Ambassador - Georgia Simmerling

    Age: 28
    Occupation: Canadian alpine, skicross skier, and track cyclist - 2016 Olympic Bronze Medalist
    City: West Vancouver, Canada
    Bike: 2016 LOOK Track Cycling Bike
    One-Way Commute: 4 km Velodrome Track (4 minutes 14 seconds)

    Georgia Simmerling won bronze in Women's Team Pursuit Cycling and was the first Canadian to compete in 3 different sports at 3 different Olympics


    Anton Kang

    Two Wheel Gear Ambassador - Anton Kang

    Age: 35
    Occupation: Professional Violinist - Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra
    City: Seoul, Republic of Korea
    Bike: Surly Long Haul Trucker
    One-Way Commute: 14 km (normal commute), 30-60 km depending on where the concert is.

    "I work for Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra and thousands of people are watching me while on stage. My dress has to be just perfect. But the problem is that I am a passionate cyclist (as well as passionate musician). I’ve tried many options of transportation my tails (tuxedo) before I found Two Wheel Gear."

    Reviews: Pannier Backpack Review by Anton Kang, Garment Pannier 2.0 Review by Anton Kang


    Andréa French

    Two Wheel Gear Ambassador - Andrea French

    Age: 36
    Occupation: General Manager/Owner, Studeo55 / Electronic Arts Fitness Facilities
    City: Vancouver, Canada
    Bike: 2015 Brodie Roam
    One-Way Commute: 13 km (8 m)

    "Those inhibitions inspired me to spearhead an Orientation Ride initiative at my workplace – where more experienced riders could literally lead the way for new riders in their workplace."


    Philip Coldrey Lo

    Two Wheel Gear Ambassador - Philip Coldrey Lo

    Age: 40
    Occupation: Software Development Manager, SAP Canada  
    City: Vancouver, Canada
    Bike: 2011 Brodie Ronin
    One-Way Commute: 10 km (6 m)

    "I didn't need to start, I've always ridden to work. For me, it was always the most convenient and desirable option."