Last year’s Valentine’s heart bike ride becomes Verizon commercial

When I first saw this commercial on TV a few weeks ago, my initial reaction was “OMG, those Verizon people stole this idea from that Valentine’s bike ride dude from last year!  It’s a travesty!”  Fortunately, rather than jump to conclusions with an incendiary blog post, I did a little research and learned from the Mission Bicycle guys that the ad agency hired by Verizon actually got in touch to find the lovestruck cyclist who originally embarked on the ride and then went and used him in the commercial!

Mission Bicycle has the whole story over on their blog, so go and check it out, and then try your best to think of something even better to do this year for that special someone in your life!

[Photo via Mission Bicycle]

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17 Responses to “Last year’s Valentine’s heart bike ride becomes Verizon commercial”

  1. scum says:

    Typical S.F. bike rider, cutting through pedestrians and blowing stop signs. GET OFF MY LAWN!!!

  2. C says:

    I felt the same way! But now I’m impressed instead of outraged. Nice move, Verizon.

  3. heyo says:

    Marketingmarketing has lived up to its name!

  4. Mission Native says:

    So his ladylove is sitting alone in a darkened coffee shop while he pedals his little legs all over the city? What a fuggin’ casanova.

  5. Mission Native says:

    LOL. Couldn’t he have MS Paint’ed a crude heart on a SF map jpg? Mission accompli.

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