His story was that he decided to try out the commute for Bike to Work Day this last May. That convinced him that it was doable on a daily basis. He went out and bought a bike to meet his commuting needs, and now he's an every day commuter.Read more at Commuter Page blog. I know of a few people who started bike commuting regularly after a Bike To Work Day event.
This was exciting for me to hear. Having participated in BTWD for a long time, I had the sense that everyone was already a bike commuter.