Bike to Work Week is here, and as the weather warms up, there’s no better time to try something new and discover a more eco-friendly way to commute. If you’ve never considered biking to work, we talked with our office staff and have some of the top reasons why you should try it on your next commute!
1. It’s good for your health
Forget those boring gym sessions! Regular cycling can boost cardiovascular health, increase muscle strength and flexibility, and reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. Plus, cycling to work is a fantastic way to incorporate exercise into your daily routine without sacrificing time for a separate workout. Our HR Generalist, Claudia Marquez, says, “It’s a fantastic way to get a mini-workout in before starting your day!”
Biking to work can also have a tremendous impact on your mental well-being. Regular physical activity is linked to reduced symptoms of depression and anxiety. Trip Consultant, Becca Bauer, says, “I feel mentally and physically better when I get some exercise in before and after work.” Additionally, biking to work can be an excellent way to de-stress and boost your overall well-being.
2. It’s good for the environment
Let’s do our part for Mother Earth! One of the most significant benefits of biking to work is that it benefits the environment. Cars emit harmful pollutants that contribute to air pollution and climate change, whereas bikes produce no emissions. By choosing to bike to work, you’re doing your part to reduce your carbon footprint and help the planet. So far, in 2023, employees in our Madison office have biked over 1,120 miles to and from work and have offset over 863 pounds of CO2 by choosing a sustainable mode of transportation!
Did you know that it is also possible to offset the carbon cost of your bike by replacing 430 driving miles with riding miles? The rule of 430 was developed at Trek to calculate how to offset the carbon cost of manufacturing your bike. Learn more about the rule of 430 and how you can make your bike carbon-negative here.»
3. It saves you time and money
Believe it or not, cycling to work can sometimes save you time. If you live in a bustling city with heavy traffic, biking can be a quicker way to get to work than driving. Our Guide Manager, Brie, says, “Madison’s bike infrastructure is an ideal place to bike to work. It cuts my commute time in almost half!” Ness adds, “Biking is faster and less stressful than sitting in traffic, and I don’t have to worry about finding or paying for a parking spot.”
4. It’s a fun way to start your day
Get ready for an adventure! Cycling to work can be an exciting and enjoyable way to kickstart your day. You get to experience the great outdoors, breathe fresh air, and take in the scenery. It’s also a fantastic way to clear your mind, reduce stress, and feel refreshed and energized at work. Emily says, “It’s a great way to arrive at work feeling calm and centered!” Many of our staff mentioned that biking to work is an excellent way to explore new parts of your city and take advantage of scenic routes.
So, what are you waiting for? Whether you want to stay active, reduce your carbon footprint, save money, or add fun to your day, biking to work is an excellent option. Now is a great time to try it during Bike to Work Week!
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