Today is National Bike to Work Day. Dust off those handlebars, fill up the tires, and start pedaling!
Not only is bike riding one of the cheapest ways to get around, it’s a fun way to exercise and it reduces pollution at the same time. Talk about a win-win situation!
Luckily, where I live in Seattle, we have a pretty good biking community. Bike lanes, bike trails, and tons of fun mountain-biking, too!
This bike photo was taken in Cambridge, England, which has one of the best biking scenes around. Other cities I’ve visited that have excellent biking cultures include: Oslo, Amsterdam, Gent, and Hanoi. Chicago’s got a great lakefront bike trail that goes on for miles and miles, with excellent views of the city. Even when I lived in NYC, my friends and I rode our bikes everywhere: over the Brooklyn Bridge, throughout Riverside Park, and alongside the buses and cabbies all the way up 8th Avenue.
So, wherever you are, hop on the saddle, bike to work, and take a two-wheel tour of your own hometown. If you really want to get into it, you can join the League of American Bicyclists here: http://www.bikeleague.org/
p.s. For more great pics, check out Photo Friday.