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Bike to Work Day

2012 May 18

Today is Bike to Work Day.

Two days ago, we blogged about the benefits of biking to work.

Did you ride your bike to work today?

If so, tell us about your experience in the comments below.

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  1. Troxstar permalink
    May 18, 2012

    I bike or walk to work almost every day. I prefer to walk as the roads are a bit rough heading into downtown Eugene, Oregon and navigating one ways streets and right turn lanes take the fun out of it. But biking is about 15 minutes faster (10 minute commute vs 25 minute), so I have been enjoying the extra time.

  2. May 18, 2012

    When I moved to this area I chose a home ( rented) that was close to good bike and walking paths, including a great bike route to my job. Now it’s easy leave with twenty or thirty minutes to spare and ride almost completely on biking and walking trails to the office.
    I find the small amount of excercise and the quality time outdoors really improves my attitude and physical well being. Not using a car, and environmental benefits, are almost secondary.

  3. May 18, 2012

    I absolutely loved it…i encouraged all my coworkers to do the same and a few tried and we had a wonderful time….We’re going to do it more often.

  4. May 18, 2012

    Excellent bike I’ve used for several years at first I hurt all over but now I get used .. and I love it because it is very good for health. thanks

  5. May 19, 2012

    The Good Force be with you!

    Yes, I love to bike going to work since I am a teenager. It is a good exercise to our body and also helps conserve energy and the environment.

    Happy Bike to Work Day!

    Live forever and prosper!

  6. May 19, 2012

    When I was a kid, there were so many people in my town bike to work and other places. The traffic was far less those days but ironically when the road becomes more congested like today, many choose to using cars and bigger vehicles. Many cited safety as the main reason as when you on bike, your chances of getting hurt are bigger than those inside the cars. Plus, it is difficult to find a job which is close to your home and riding to your workplace 15 to 20 km per day may not be an easy thing to do unless there are special lane created for the bikers. I like to easy more of these bikers’ lane in my country as bike to work is a healthy thing to do and should be encouraged.

  7. Kyle permalink
    May 19, 2012

    I started pedaling my commute last August. I ride about 75% of the time. It’s a 38 mile round trip. Since August I have saved over $2000 in gas and burnt over 200,000 calories!

    Ride safe!

  8. May 21, 2012

    With a great pleasure I ride my bike to my work twice a week.

  9. May 21, 2012

    I used bike cycle when i was the kid and first time i buy a sport bike from duty free shop and when i start ride i think that i am on the air flying and the distance become small i used to ride long distance and its not harms me is any means, now the time goes up and i leave the physical activity and become fat so again start thinking to purchase the bike cycle and at last i have decide and buy once again a bike cycle now i use to ride small area because i get tide very fast but its good for health to ride daily.

  10. May 31, 2012

    I biked to work last week and actually wrote about it on my blog here: http://willbikeforchange.wordpress.com/2012/05/24/national-bike-month-week-3-bike-to-work-day/. My bike commute in is about 20 miles each way and I take the train the rest of the time, so I won’t ride in every day unless I’m training for something. But I’m hoping to get it at least once a week this coming summer, as it’s great exercise.

  11. Sports Probe permalink
    November 9, 2012

    nice blog…i want to join this kind of activities…its fun

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