Bike Commuting for Health

 

Biking is good for our bodies, good for the environment and continues to get safer as advances in helmets and safe bike routes increase.

Here is a list of 20 reasons to bike commute.

Bicycle has virtually no carbon footprint.

Bicycles increase your ability to move around town quickly and efficiently.

Bicycles help maintain mobility for some people with back problems and other mobility issues.

Bicycling can be faster than walking, transit or motor vehicles.

Bicycling is good for cardiovascular health

Bicycling is a great way to unwind after busy work days, and improves mental health.

Bicycling is less expensive than driving a car.

Regular cycling promotes good muscle tone, bone mass improvement, clearer skin.

Regular bicycling helps with with weight management.

Regular cycling can lead to lower health care expenses.

Bike commuting increases awareness of your neighborhood.

Your commute will change from being a bad part of your day to a nice part of your day.

Bike commuting is a great way to wake yourself up in the morning.

Cycling improves your self-esteem.

Bicycling is healthy activity you can do for many years.

Cycling is low impact on the body.

Bicyclists don't need to pay attention to highway traffic jam reports.

Easier and cheaper parking.

Bicycles emit few poisonous gases. A four mile bicycle trip keeps about 15 pounds of pollutants out of the air we breathe.

Bikes don't drip brake fluid, anti-freeze, transmission fluid, or brake dust reducing water pollution.