Build a biking habit – Commuting to work

Good article on commuting on your bike to work via Rails to Trails:

Check out our list of basic preparations to enjoy your bicycle commute, and gear up to join hundreds of thousands all around the country.

1. Functional Bike – If you don’t have a bike, or if it’s been collecting dust in the garage for some time, be sure to visit your local bike shop. Staff there should be helpful in getting you set up for bike commuting on virtually any budget.
2. Helmet – A helmet can save your life…

2 Replies to “Build a biking habit – Commuting to work”

  1. Hi. Please join the Bicycle to Work! LinkedIn networking group. Members pledge that they will try to ride their bicycle to work or on an errand at least once a week. Although the benefits should be obvious, let me outline them here.

    Right now people in the industrialized world are facing two very grave problems: obesity and a growing scarcity of oil. Compounding this problem is the new food shortage brought about, in part, by the conversion of food cropland to bio-fuel crop production. Most people feel powerless to help, but there is one thing that we can do. Ride our bicycles to work.

    If everyone would agree to ride their bikes to work one day per week we could cut oil consumption by as much as 10-15%. No one would argue that riding a bike burns more calories than driving the car. Although popular politically right now, most bio-fuels consume more energy than they produce. We would be much better to eat those bio-crops then use our own energy to transport us around.

    So spread the word. Make it a movement! Bicycle to work one day a week and do your part to cut back obesity and the overuse of oil and precious cropland.

    Just go to my profile at http://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffreylstevenson and you can click on the group to be included. While you are there, don’t forget to ask to link to my network of more than 9,000,000 like-minded professionals. I accept all invitations and look forward to meeting you.

    Jeff

  2. Hey Jeff,

    Thanks for stopping by. I generally take my bike with me on my bus commute everyday. Save last friday when I woke up to having a flat tire.

    I agree with you completely on getting more people to do this for themselves and our communities as a whole. I am working with a few programs now that are still in very start up phase but once they get going I will be posting about them here.

    Roger

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