I can’t recall a time when my family wasn’t struggling with weight. My first memory of dieting is from my middle school years. I distinctly remember my mom singing the benefits of one slice of bread filled with an entire pack of those paper-thin slices of fake sandwich meat. I remember the year that my dad’s mom came to live with us, and our entire family gained 10 pounds each (I can’t remember if it was from the stress or the eternally full bowl of M&Ms).
When the North American Bikeshare Association asked me to present on media relations at its 2017 conference in Montreal, I couldn’t say yes fast enough. When I got to Montreal, I couldn’t believe the bike-friendliness of the city. And when I got on a bikeshare bike, I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face.
What was your first internship like? Mine involved a lot of sitting in a cubicle and silently willing the clock hands to move faster.
The smiling face in these photos belongs to a high school senior named Venecia. Her first internship was at Mixte, and we had a lot of fun making sure she learned more than the art of counting the passing minutes. Read More
Blue and orange. Good companies and good stories. Work hard and play hard. Bicycles and sunny days. Meetings and beer. High heels and jean jackets.
Some things just pair perfectly at Mixte.
Turns out working with The Wine Pub for nearly two years is another match made in Mixte heaven.
Should San Diego be one of the top cities for biking in the country? Yes. With 70 and sunny littering the “weather” reports, a remarkable coastline and some of the best sightseeing in the country, San Diego seems to have a natural place at the top of the bike-friendly-city list.
Is San Diego one of the top cities for biking in the country? Unfortunately, far from it.
It’s true that I still talk about my 2013 Commuter of the Year Diamond Award as if I won it yesterday. I’m like the burned out, overweight dad of three who still talks about his triumphant year as a quarter back in high school. It’s these moments, where we reach the pinnacle of our achievements, that set the bar for all things that come afterwards. I thought I had reached that pinnacle until early this year when SANDAG’s iCommute program honored Mixte Communications with a Platinum Diamond Award for our commuter program.
I might have set a new bar.
Are you looking to get into riding a bike, but don’t know where to start? I recently transitioned from my trusty— and also rusty—beach cruiser, which could really only get me around my lovely town of Ocean Beach, to a road bike, which can take you much, much further. I work for a communications company built on bicycling, so I thought it may be a good thing to do.