Apple’s Campus iBike photo credited to Everaldo Coelho

“Computers are like a bicycle for our minds”, Steve Jobs said in the early days (see the below clip). Believe it or not, the Cupertino company has literally come full circle since this famous quote. Apple took a page from Google’s environment-friendly book by offering its employees bicycles to commute across their vast Cupertino campus. writes:

There is no iBike (although this is horrible), but the bikes that Apple is now offering its employees are all aluminum, very good taste, have only three gears (heavy, light and normal) and still have a bag for MacBook, Cases, and the like.

It’s a clever – and green – move on Apple’s part. Bicycles promote healthy living. Using them for commute is both a useful cardio exercise and mind training as one gets to observe the outdoor environment while having to constantly pay attention to other commuters and traffic regulations. Plus, iBikes should prove indispensable as Apple increasingly spreads its employees between the 1 Infinite Loop campus, nine new buildings they recently leased and that breathtaking space ship-like building scheduled for 2015.


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