I’m reluctant to admit that biking has its down-side. There are times when our southern summer heat gets out of hand and the air is thick enough to slurp. Those summer days are in the not-so-distant future. For now think about how beautiful the weather is outside and why biking is the best thing ever!
Freedom – nothing compares to the feeling of flying (not even flying). The freedom you experience riding your bike on a crisp spring day is better than churning the propellers of an airplane – ask any pilot.
Fast/quick – traveling by bicycle is much quicker than people realize. Running down to the store can seem to take forever with traffic. I like to think of cycling as the easiest form of traveling – much more efficient than walking.
Great Feelings – riding will leave you feeling more energized than walking or riding in a vehicle. Riders report feeling more aware and ready to work after a bicycle commute. We can call it exercise – but I’d rather experience our beautiful Alabama town riding a bike than any other way.
Save Money – commuting by vehicle is expensive. Adding up your gas and vehicle maintenance costs (not to mention the car payment) can reveal how pricey transportation really becomes. Biking (especially for short trips) is far more fiscally responsible.
Environment – biking is good for our environment. One day the price of oil and vehicle gas will become inaccessible to the majority of society. This transition will become increasingly difficult if we do nothing to support sustainable initiatives. Biking is the most efficient form of transportation ever devised by humans. Let’s take advantage!
We welcome riders of all experience levels. ValloCycle is Alabama’s oldest citywide bike share. For more information visit vallocycle.org or contact firstname.lastname@example.org