Month: July 2012

Bike to Work Tips

The 2 Things You Must Have To Bike To Work

In the bike to work community, the debates about equipment rage: what are the best clothes, shoes, pedals, frames, etc. At it’s most basic level, there are only two things you must have to bike to work: A bike. A place to go. Everything else is an accessory.

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How to Get Your Stuff To Work By Bike

Stuff…we’ve got it, we need it, we want it. It’s all around us, and some of it needs to get from our homes to our offices. Today we look at how to get stuff to work on a bike. For biking to work to be a regular part of your life, you need to figure […]

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Bike to Work for Quality of Life
Bike to Work Tips
Getting Started

Options For Riding a Bike to Work

I bike to work everyday–rain, snow, heat, whatever; I have my reasons: I’m hard core, I enjoy it, it’s what I do. But you don’t have to be like me…or anyone else! Riding a bike to work is about doing something useful, something you enjoy, and something you find rewarding. That may mean riding everyday […]

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Bike to Work for Quality of Life

Saving the Environment is a Great Reason to Bike to Work

I’m sure there are people who bike to work specifically because it is better for the environment. I don’t know those people, and I am not one of them. For me, biking to work is about money, health, and overall quality of life. Don’t get me wrong, I know that what I’m doing is good […]

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Bike to Work for Health

Your Health is a Great Reason to Bike to Work

Fact: I need exercise. Fact: I hate exercise and really don’t have the time for it anyway. Fact: I need to get to work. Opinion: Not only does biking to work keep me in shape, it does so in a way that I enjoy, using time that I was already spending on my commute. I […]

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Bike to Work for Money

Saving Money is a Great Reason to Bike to Work

For many people (myself included) a primary motivation for starting or continuing to bike to work is saving money. You may think you understand the savings, but it goes way beyond the price of gas. As I have written elsewhere, biking to work comes in two basic flavors –“replace your car” and “supplement your car.” […]

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Bike to Work Philosophy

Quality of Life is a Great Reason to Bike to Work

Since finishing grad school and getting my adult jobs, I have driven to work (for a few months), taken transit (for nine years), and ridden a bike to work (for seven years). I have seen how my commuting choice affects me. The term, “quality of life” is thrown around by politicians, doctors, pundits, and academics […]

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Bike to Work for Money

Why I Started Biking to Work

Another hotel bathroom, but this one had good air circulation which meant that mirror didn’t fog up. When I pulled back the shower curtain I got a shock—that naked dripping guy looking back at me was getting old, bald, and really, really fat. Something had to be done. But… Old – nothing I can do […]

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