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Bike to Work

You don’t have to be a world-class athlete or spend a fortune on the latest bike to become an everyday cyclist. All you need is the desire to make a change and the willingness to persevere through a short and relatively easy learning period.

“But isn’t riding a bike dangerous?” you might ask. Riding a bike, like any physical activity, entails certain risks. By making smart choices about routes, equipment and, most importantly, how you conduct yourself on the road, you can reduce those risks to a manageable level. This publication will help you make good choices.

You don’t need to rely on a car to get around; the physical, financial and mental benefits of riding a bike will quickly become evident. All it takes is the will to do it!


/Save time

  • Reduce travel time. Riding five miles in traffic often takes less time than driving the same distance.
  • Cut down on your trips to the gym by getting active while getting around.


/Get moving

  • Burn more than 200 calories while biking at 10 mph for 30 minutes.


width=100Save money

  • Hold on to the cash you would normally spend on gas, parking tickets, insurance, car upkeep,
    fees and transit fares.


width=100Protect the environment

  • Reduce pollution. One third of all carbon emissions come from transportation; biking can play an important role in cutting these emissions.


/Transform your travel

  • Make getting around a stress reliever rather than a source of stress.