Bicycles on the rise

A vicious comeback! Commuters around the country are dusting off their old two-wheelers — or buying new ones — to cope with rising fuel prices. Bill Nesper, the spokesman for the League of American Bicyclists said, “People are riding bicycles a lot more often, and it’s due to a mixture of things but escalating gas prices is one of them.”

I went to a local bicycle store the other day to fix my old bicycle and all customers were talking about the high gas prices. I for one am glad to see people willing to make changes that will increase their well-being as well as help the environment. I am one that has joined in this new ‘fad’ and have been biking to work for a solid week and plan to continue. Besides the obvious health benefits I have seen a chunky increase the money I save.

The increase is apparent but according to the League of American Bicyclists, less than half of 1 percent of Americans ride a bike to work. I for one will be excited to see this number rise.

7/07/08 – 2.4 miles in 27:10 (slow run with Paulette and Sparky)

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