Why I (Still) Ride a Bike

Jared Blumenfeld

Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike. — John F. Kennedy

What was true for our 35th President is definitely true for me.  It’s hard to imagine a more invigorating or magical way to travel.  Gliding along bright green bike lanes with life all around—you can smell, hear and feel the world.  As a child, bicycling provided freedom and independence.  In college it meant a cheap way of getting around. It still does, but today the reasons I bike are many. Because I work at the EPA, you might expect that my main reason is because it’s pro-environment.  In reality, the green aspects of biking aren’t even among my top three.

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