Microsoft kicks Amazon.com's spandex-clad butt in bicycling to workMicrosoft employees have logged 2,605 days of riding their bikes to work, with an average commute of 19 miles in a day, since the start of the year in a contest sponsored by the Cascade Bicycle Education Foundation for organizations in the greater Seattle area. That's more than twice as many days and three times as many miles as Amazon.com employees, ranked eleventh behind even the lazy slackers who work in Seattle's municipal government and the academic wankers at the state university. How are Valley companies doing?

Apple employees are leading the way in a challenge that started May 1, put on by the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition. Cisco is a fairly close second, with Yahoo in fourth and Google not even fielding a team. But then at Google, employees can drive to work satisfied that the company is saving the environment with its vast fleet of three plug-in hybrids. (Photo by Richard Masoner)