5 Executives Who Cycle
Sure you have friends who cycle, for us laymen it makes sense. It’s healthy, you save money, and you protect the environment. But I bet you didn’t realize that some of the top CEO’s and business executives agree with you. We’ve created a list of 5 executives who bike.
A little known fact about our favorite Googler is that a few years ago he laid out his vision for the world and in it, everyone rode bikes. Page is actually interested in a whole different type of cycling, the kind in the sky… Aerial Cycling. He wants to separate bikes from traffic, and we’ll just say that his goals are a little “high.”
Ok we admit it, we have two favorite Googlers. Executive Chairman of Alphabet, Google’s parent company, Eric Schmidt, is not only a big fan of Artificial Intelligence, Burning Man, and collecting art, but he is also a cyclist! Here he is on his Google bike.
Apple’s CEO is also an avid cyclist. He likes to experiment and it helps that he is not afraid of failure. In fact, he said “If you start fearing things, then you don’t try anything new or different,” he once said in an interview with his alumni magazine. “If it doesn’t work out, it’s not the end of my world. I’ll go ride my bike.”
The powerhouse founder of the Huffington Post is a big fan of morning routines. She wakes up, meditates, and then hops on her bike for about 30 minutes of exercise. When asked about the importance of her morning routine, Huffington said “I’m a big proponent of silencing the voice of self-judgement and self-doubt in our heads, which I call the obnoxious roommate. It’s the voice that feeds on putting us down and strengthening our insecurities and doubts. I have spent many years trying to evict my obnoxious roommate and have now managed to relegate her to only occasional guest appearances in my head!”
In June of 2016, Zuckerberg broke his arm. When he was asked what happened in a Facebook Live call he shared that he had been on his first ride training for a triathlon when he stopped at a stop sign and didn’t unclip. He laughed and said “I think I need to ease into this triathlon thing.”
Who knows, maybe your next business meeting will be on two wheels.