Ride for errands and commuting
Need some milk? Have to go the post office? Meeting some friends for lunch?
The League of American Bicyclists reports that more than 82 percent of trips five miles or less are made by personal motor vehicle. 25 percent of all trips are made within a mile of the home, 40 percent of all trips are within two miles of the home, and 50 percent of the working population commutes five miles or less to work.
And if you’re ready to bicycle to work, make it fun, make it safe and make it regular. But it doesn’t have to be every day or every season. Join the growing number who drive their bikes. A good site for commuters can be found at http://www.commutebybike.com.
Around the world many countries already have made it the norm to bike to work. This article is one of many that describe the movement.