Why Ride a Bike - Six Reasons to Ride a Bicycle

There are many positive reasons why you should get on your bike and ride. Not only for environmental reasons, but economic, and health. Here are some statistics:

1. Bicycling is for everyone

2. Bicycling can help you live longer and better

3. Bicycling boosts the economy

4. Bicycling is less expensive than driving a car

5. Bicycling reduces road congestion and air pollution

6. Bicycling is safe, and together we can make it safer

  • The health benefits of cycling outweigh the risks by a factor of 20 to one. (Hillman, M., 1992)
  • There is safety in numbers: the more cyclists there are, the safer bicycling is. (Jacobsen, P., 2003)

For more information, go to www.bicyclinginfo.org/facts/statistics.cfm.

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