Friday, May 19th is Bike to Work day. It’s time to swap out your car keys or subway card for two wheels. Will you be a participant?
Why Should You Bike to Work?
There are many reasons including staying fit, saving money, or avoiding traffic delays. The reason we at TreeZero like best is that it helps reduce your carbon footprint. According to The League of American Bicyclists, 40% of all trips in the U.S. are less than two miles, making bicycling a feasible and fun way to get to work. With increased interest in healthy, sustainable and economic transportation options, the number of bicycle commuters in the U.S. more than doubled since 2000.
You can do it
It sounds simple because it is. Whether you’re an experienced cyclist or a beginner, Bike to Work Day is your chance to give it a try. In fact, many of the largest U.S. cities will host Bike to Work Day events. Your effort make a difference. Many people who participate in a Bike to Work Day promotion as first-time commuters become regular bike commuters. Everyone’s commute is improved when people ride a bike.
Do it for fun
Leave the car at home and dust off the bike. Enjoy your commute for once. Notice the people, the buildings, the trees and much more. Then you don’t have to limit yourself to just bicycle commuting to work. Try riding your bike whenever possible. Ride with your entire family. Maybe it’s a trip to a local farmer’s market or just exploring your city – just remember to have fun!