Say what you will, Martha Stewart knows her stuff. So when we came across this piece she ran on her site Whole Living, we couldn’t resist sharing some of her know-how with you.
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The following figures are from a longer slideshow about cycling and its merits, but we found slide no. 26 to be particularly interesting. So here are some quick numerical reasons to ride your bike:
“$5,713: The average amount of money you could save each year if you used a bike instead of a car, according to the American Automobile Association and Transportation Alternatives
2 percent: Percentage of people in the United States who commute daily by bicycle (though more than half of Americans live less than five miles from where they work), according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey and U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration
410: The average number of calories you can burn per hour while pedaling at a moderate pace, according to the National Institutes of Health.”
As if these facts and figures weren’t enough to convince you, we have a whole collection of chic cycling apparel and accessories for getting to and from work. Take a peek and see how you can making biking a bigger part of your commute.