Republic Services Employees Participate in Bike to Work Day

Jul 6, 2016 5:15 PM ET

At Republic Services’ Contra Costa, CA division, several employees biked to work, including collection truck drivers German Marin, Jose Pena, and Pedro Vazquez, in honor of Bike to Work Day. The distance employees traveled ranged from five miles to 17 miles one way.

“I bike to work because I love the exercise, especially since drivers’ jobs are becoming more and more automated and don’t involve as much physical activity as they used to,” said Jose Pena, collection truck driver for Republic Services.

Bike to Work Day is a national day that encourages people to ditch their cars and bike to work for personal health, environmental and economic benefits.