Bike to Work Day
Wednesday’s forecast looks promising: high in the mid-50s, low at right around freezing. Not too shabby for the second Wednesday of December (knock on wood). Take that with a grain of salt, of course. This is Colorado after all, and I’m no weatherman.
The first day of winter isn’t officially until Dec. 22. But if you’re like me, visions of winter are easily conjured.
I envision horizontal blizzards, bone-chilling cold and weather bleak enough to send me packing south. Pueblo maybe?
As we wrap up Bike Month in Colorado and bring on another summer of bicycling fun in Fort Collins, it’s a great time to acknowledge the successes we’ve had locally with encouraging more and more cyclists to bike to work.
Yet even as bicycling is becoming an increasingly mainstream form of commuting transportation, bicycle commuters of all abilities appreciate (and sometime need) occasional encouragement.
The benefits of bicycling are no secret. It’s good for your mind, body, wallet and the environment.
According to the League of American Bicyclists, bike commuters report lower stress and greater feelings of freedom, relaxation and excitement than car commuters. The organization also reports the average annual operating cost of a bicycle is $308, compared to $8,220 for the average car. Read more…