Monday, June 27, 2011

This one runs on fat and saves you money

As well as running on fat and saving you money, we can think of 30 more reasons why cycling is good for you:

1. You get fit
2. You save money on petrol
3. You don’t have to pay vehicle registration
4. There’s minimal maintenance needed on a bike compared to a vehicle
5. Better for the environment
6. It’s social
7. It’s fun
8. You get outdoors and breathe fresh air
9. Exercise releases positive endorphins
10. If you don’t have a car it’s a great alternative
11. Cycling can be faster than driving a car
12. Cycling is a good stress reliever
13. Almost anyone can ride a bike
14. The commute to work can be the best part of your day instead of the worst
15. Exercise increases productivity at work
16. Don’t need to buy a gym membership - you can exercise for free
17. Cycling is nearly a life-long activity
18. A great way to spend time with your family
19. Cycling is low impact on the body
20. Cycling in your neighborhood is a great way to meet your neighbors and build community
21. Camaraderie of cyclists makes it a great way to meet a nice stranger with a similar interest
22. Free and easier parking
23. Leaving your car at home provides a parking space for someone less fortunate
24. Reduces the demand for new roads and paving the earth with asphalt and concrete
25. Reduces the demand for parking lots and paving the earth
26. Reduces air pollution
27. Reduces greenhouse gas emissions
28. Reduces noise pollution
29. Easy to vary your route by bike
30. Cycling is cool

Have we left any out?


  1. Hot people ride bikes. You might meet some hot people. It happened to me and I'm smiling.

    Trip time is predictable. You're never quite sure how long driving in heavy traffic will take.

    Biking is good for the spirit.

  2. what could be more fun than riding in heavy rain in to a headwind sometimes need a challenge in the morning