Ding-a-ling! Bike commuting is eco-friendly, convenient… and increasingly popular. Allow us to list the great reasons for cycling to work and spotlight the gear to do it – in less time than it takes to pedal around the block.
We could actually give you thousands… but for starters, here are five that will likely sway you.
* Cycling is green!
The only carbon dioxide you’ll release is from your lungs. And for that, you’re forgiven already!
* Cycling in town is convenient.
No jams, no meltdowns trying to find a parking space, and you don’t even need a bike (of your own) now that many cities have rolled out self-service fleets.
* Cycling to work is fast.
Without even slaloming, courier-style, in and out of the traffic, bikes win their race against cars hands-down.
* Cycling to work is much cheaper.
No need to fill up at the service station (although a quick pit stop for a muffin or cinnamon roll is more than acceptable), no mandatory insurance, free and easy parking… You get the idea: cycling = savings!
* And if you opt to commute on your faithful steed, isn’t this the perfect opportunity to finally become the contented owner of a sexy fixie?