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Anne-Marije Rook

Wheels: Liv/giant Envie, Ridley X-Fire, Javelin TT bike, Vintage single speed commuter

Commute: 6 miles one way from Fremont

Favorite activities: bike racing; cooking; reading; traveling; backpacking; going to the movies

Anne-Marije [pronounced Annuh Mariyuh] hails from Alkmaar, The Netherlands. Like most Dutch people, she learned how to ride a bike early on and started bike commuting when she was six years old. Trips to school, swimming lessons, friends' houses, and the supermarket were all done by bike. Even class field trips were done on bike.

Anne-Marije and her family moved around a lot and eventually ended up in Boise, Idaho, where no one used bicycles as a mode of transportation. She stayed in Idaho to attend the University of Idaho but following college moved back to the Netherlands where bicycling became part of everyday life again. Upon her return to the U.S. she was determined to continue bicycling and her new home, Seattle, was just the place to do that.

For the past two years Anne-Marije has lived a car-free lifestyle and, outside of commuting, biking has become her hobby as well spending many hours in the saddle as a member of the Team Group Health cycling team.