Pre-BTWD repair clinic
All Googler volunteers...
...working hard to fix other Googlers' bikes (for free)
The early morning southward commute begins in San Francisco
Taking the “advanced” route from SF to Google
The Santa Cruz group wins for “best view during commute”
At the top of the Santa Cruz to Google ride
The main “peleton” of SF to Google...
The Los Gatos group gets in gear
YEAH cruiser bike!
San Jose starts out at the Ohlone VTA Station with 14 riders (including the photographer)
The Los Gatos group crosses the (rather) new bike bridge over Hwy 280
The San Jose group ended up with 27 riders total — a new record for this route!
Meanwhile, in Redwood City, the crazy nutcases of Team Warp Speed get their Conference Bike rolling!
I sure hope they realize what they're getting into!
At check-in, the catering team sets up. Mmmm, hot breakfast upon arrival!
Dan arrives from San Carlos
Conference Bike vs. Marguerite! Palm Drive never looked so green-commuter-tastic.
Our first big group arrives at Google check-in — the Menlo Park/Stanford ride.
Patrick (our CFO) signs in.
Meanwhile, the Conference Bike has made it to Stanford.
Massages back at check-in.
Welcome to the Stanford Quad, Warp Speed Conference Bikers!
Top contender for Cutest BTWD Setup EVAR
Another contender for Cutest BTWD Setup EVAR!
Contender for Scariest BTWD Setup EVAR?
I think they're all grateful for this stop light...
Whatup PLEASANTON! At this point, they were leading the distance board at 42 miles....and 2100' in elevation!
Winner of the Most Googley BTWD Setup! Google helmet, shirt AND bike!
Maria is a happy Pre-BTWD Repair Clinic customer — she made it in on her fixed-up bike!
Winner of the Best Color Coordination Award
Yes, that is a press pot of coffee. And donuts. On a bike.
More SF riders arrive — and knock the Pleasanton folks out of the “longest ride” spot. They biked 45.67 miles from Dolores Park!
Winner of Most Matchy Helmet and Eyewear
At this point, Longest Ride is still in SF territory — but Pleasanton's winning the height gain!
Winner of Oldest Bike to Make it All the Way — a beautiful vintage bike from the 60's
When these guys arrived, one of our greeters started singing the Michigan fight song. Awesome.
The Conference Bike “speeding” through Palo Alto
SANTA CRUZ! At 10am, Kelly takes top spot for distance, with 50 miles to her name. And she's still cheerful and smiling!
Winner of Best Bike Jersey.
The Los Altos Long & Dirty crew has arrived, complete with mud splatters! 35 miles, 3500' elevation.
A new record arrives — 55 miles from Berkeley, THROUGH SF.
Guess who's arrived...
Success! The Warp Speed crew made it to Google, didn't lose a rider!
Unicycle from Santa Clara!
Angela gives Sergey his “I Biked” sticker. Check out the solar-cell backpack!
Our 5th dog of the day! He was pretty tired from running, but suuuuuper friendly.
Another happy Googler at check-in!
The fabulous massage team! I bet they set a record for number of cyclists massaged in two hours...
Good job, Santa Cruz! That's just a normal day for a few of those riders.
We shut down check-in at as of 12:25pm (1.5 hours after the advertised end time) — with 951 riders. Adding riders in SF and San Bruno offices, our NorCal total was 1018! Great BTWD, everyone!