There are many useful tools available to help you plan a safe route to work. Sites like MapMyRide or Google Maps make it easy to find bicycle-friendly directions. Give your route a weekend test run ahead of time so that you arrive at work happy and on time.
Riding to work is less expensive both per mile and per year! Not only will you save on fuel costs, auto maintenance, and insurance costs, you'll experience indirect gains as well. By improving your physical well-being, you'll take fewer sick days, and improve your overall productivity.
Being prepared is key to successful commute. Inflate your tires, give your bike a quick safety check, and pack your bag at night to avoid feeling rushed in the morning. A little advanced planning makes commuting simple and stress-free.
Sound dramatic, right? But it's a fact that cycling rather than driving is great for our planet. By choosing to go by bike, you're helping to reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 200 kilograms per mile. Not only will you breathe cleaner, fresher air locally, but you'll also do your part to take care of your environment.
Bring your questions to us! With quite a few commuter miles under our collective wheelsets, we have learned many lessons that we'd be happy to share with you. We're here not only to help you select the right gear, but also to provide you with encouragement, route planning tips, and everything else that you'll want after you start logging more miles.
We look forward to helping you get ready to ride!