Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Bike to Work Week

This week is the official Bike to Work Week! The weather has been awesome so far to bike to work.
I have been biking to work for a little while now and I love bike to work week. Here are a few observations of Bike to Work Week:
First off, you see other people riding their bike to work too. This is one of the best benefits of Bike to Work Week, you see other people biking to work and generally they are friendly and say "Hello!"
Secondly, it is best to get to work early. With more people riding their bike to work this week, if you show up 15 to 20 minutes late chances are the bike rack will be full!
Thirdly, reducing your carbon footprint! According to Bike Iowa's web site, 51,111 commuting miles have been pledged. The average vehicle gets 18 mpg and the nationwide average of gas is $2.93 per gallon. Factor all of that in and 2,839.5 gallons of gas and $8,319.74 will be saved during Bike to Work Week!

I know it is not possible for everyone to bike to work, but if you have the chance this week I would highly recommend you give it a try...and then let me know how it goes! Grab a helmet, pack your work clothes in a backpack and head to work! Have fun and be safe.

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