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Commuting by Bike: Is it for me?

Last updated 6 years ago

Those that are devoted bike commuters can list an endless amount of benefits to using a bike to get where they need to go. Whether you’ve contemplated the idea or never thought of it, take a minute to see what the real benefits of commuting by bike are.

It promotes a healthy lifestyle.

Riding a bicycle is one of the best ways to get in shape and stay in shape. Riding a bike to and from work, for example, will increase your cardiovascular fitness, balance, flexibility, endurance, and stamina. The best part is that people of all ages, from children to senior citizens, can enjoy the wonderful health benefits of riding a bicycle.

It’s a great alternative.

Whether you purchase a folding bike, a city bike, or an electric bike, there’s no question that bicycles are a great alternative to using a car. It’s a great way to switch up your daily routine and whether you’re using a bike to get across town or just going on a leisurely ride with your family, bike commuting is something fun and different.

 It’s environmentally friendly.

What do folding bikes, city bikes, commuter bikes, and electric bikes have in common? They are all environmentally responsible modes of transportation. Bicycles don’t require brake fluid, anti-freeze, transmission fluid, or any other toxic chemicals or fluids; in fact, traveling just four miles on a bicycle rather than in a car keeps about 15 pounds of pollutants out of the air we breathe. Sporting a beautiful Pashley city bike isn’t only going to make you look good but you’ll be reducing your carbon footprint, which is crucial to our future.

To learn more about the benefits of commuting by bicycle, stop by A Street Bike Named Desire, San Francisco’s premier lifestyle bike shop. If you’re looking for a something specific, like a Brompton or Christiania; or you’ve got no idea how to make the conversion call us at (888) 821-6831. We’re more than happy to answer any questions you may have.


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