It’s pretty awesome to bike to work. In fact, cycling to work is growing across the United States and the world, and cities are finally starting to learn that investing in cycling infrastructure is worth the time, effort, and money. Even cities as busy as New York City are starting to get the point and pony up to build protect bike lanes, paint sharrows, get bike share programs, and more to encourage people to bike in the city.
There are many reasons to bike to work. Just ask the League of American Bicyclists. They’re all about bike month…or so I hear. These are a few of the reasons we came up with to bike to work on bike to work day, week, month, and all year!
You may even be inspired to bike as much as this guy.
- It’s good for your health
- Keeps you in shape!
- It’s fun -> skip the traffic!
- It’s fast
- Most trips are less than 2 miles from your house
- It’s good for the environment
- It’s an excuse to buy cool stuff for your bike!
- It’s a social activity
- You get some fresh air and vitamin D
Originally I’m from New York, but the last 2 years I’ve been in San Francisco, and in weather like this and in a city so accessible, there is no excuse! You can get anywhere in the city by bike in 30 minutes, you don’t need a change of clothes, and you don’t need to sit on the MUNI or BART. It’s awesome.
Let us know: why do you bike to work? Or why are you thinking about it?
There are a lot of great reasons, so just pick one and go for it!
The RBA Team!