05 May 2009

50+ Benefits (Advantages) of Bicycling!

There Are More Than Fifty Good Reasons For Bicycle Commuting, Recreational Bicycling and Creating a Strong Bike Culture In General.

Some Benefits of Bicycling are:

#4) Bikes increase mobility for those who don't want to drive motor vehicles.

#6) Bicycling is the most energy efficient form of transportation ever invented.

#10) Biking is therapeutic for the mind and spirit -- is fun and can make you happy.

) Allows the rider to appreciate the more of the nuances of the natural and built environment around them.

Reduces air pollution -- bicyclist emit few poisonous gases. A four mile bicycle trip keeps about 15 pounds of pollutants out of the air we breathe.

) Reduces road kill and saves animals.

#51) Bike Commuting is a license to dress weird and still feel smug.

See the Full List of Bike Commuting Benefits here

The International Bicycle Fund is an independent, non-profit organization. Its primary purpose is to promote bicycle transportation. Most IBF projects and activities fall into one of four categories: planning and engineering, safety education, economic development assistance and promoting international understanding. IBF's objective is to create a sustainable, people-friendly environment by creating opportunities of the highest practicable quality for bicycle transportation. IBF is funded by private donation. Contributions are always welcome and are U.S. tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Source: www.ibike.org

"Ride a bike, my friends!!"

Thank you International Bicycle Funds for sharing the benefits of bike commuting!

1 comment:

  1. I like #16 and #51.

    For #16, I feel more freedom riding a bike than driving a car because I like the open sky with no roof above me. I notice more things like I find short cuts, trails, and alleys on my bike than in my car. Also, I love the feeling of passing cars on my bike because I know I'm getting the exercise while they are sitting in their car.. and I feel super great at the end of each ride as well.

    For #51, I like how bikers dress up in Buffalo and else where. They tend to look more vintage, natural, and comfortable than most people who don't ride. And bike riders smell great too...well most of the time!