March 15, 2017
9 GOOD REASONS TO BIKE VERSE DRIVE

CONSIDER A BIKE OVER A CAR

Biking is, and always has been, a craze.  Biking as a form of transportation dates back to 1817.  Using bike inspired designs the Wright brothers engineered modern flight in 1903.  Today electric bike companies like Pedego and Easy Motion continue to innovate on the many reasons to ride a bike.  Read on for nine biking facts we found interesting.  

HAVE YOU SEEN THESE SWEET ELECTRIC BIKES???

Pedego City Commuter Classic (Black, 48V15Ah)Watseka XP Cargo-Electric Bicycle-26″-6 speed-Adult/Young Adult (White)
ProdecoTech Phantom X R V5 36V600W 8 Speed Electric Bicycle 14Ah Samsung Li Ion, Matte Black, 18″/One SizeEasy Motion Xenion Jumper 27.5″ E-Bike


HEALTHY BIKE FACTS INFOGRAPHIC 

MUST HAVE BEGINNER BIKING GEAR!!

Apace Vision LED Safety Light (2 Pack) with Bonus Items – Clip On Strobe / Running Lights for Runners, Dogs, Bikes, Walking and More, GreenPolar Bottle Insulated Water Bottle (24 oz) – 100% BPA-Free Water Bottle – Perfect Cycling or Sports Water Bottle – Dishwasher & Freezer Safe4U Cycling 3D Silicon Gel Padded bike Underwear Shorts – WomenPOC Octal (CPSC) Bike Helmet, Garminum Blue, MediumHigh Quality Alloy Mini Bicycle Handlebar Bell Ring (Purple)Breeze Women’s Biking Cycling Gloves – Adjustable Wrist Closure and Pull-Off Tapes (Teal, S)

BY THE NUMBERS

50% FASTER 

Bikes are 50% faster than cars during rush hour traffic. 

540 CALORIES 

The number of calories burned when casually biking for 60 minutes. 

$10 PER DAY

On a round trip of 10 miles, bikers will save about $10 per day. 

25% OF RUSH HOUR TRAFFIC

Parents driving kids to school makes up 25% of rush hour traffic.  

3 MILES

Most car trips made by Americans are less than three miles. 28% are less than one mile distance; 12% are between 1-2 miles; 10% are between 3-4 miles.  

60 MINUTES

That amount of physical activity your child needs every day.   

2 BILLION GALLONS 

That is how much gas we would save per year if 1 out of 10 people biked rather than drove. 

.97 POUNDS 

Pollution produced by a car per mile annually.  Bikes produce none. 

13 LBS LOST 

The amount of weight lost on average by a person biking in their first year instead of driving. 


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