From the Sacramento Bee, 04.30.07:
Ride of your lifeThis is an inspiring first-person account by a staff writer for the Bee, who bike commutes 25 miles each way, every day. (It's a shame that San Francisco lacks a mainstream reporter with such vigor.) The article has a lot of helpful pointers for beginners, and promotes the Sacramento region's Bike Commute Month.
Bike Commute Month encourages workers to give new meaning to 'day shift'
Tuesday is the first day of Bike Commute Month. And if you follow this simple advice, it could be the first day of the rest of your life as a successful and savvy bike commuter.
Whether you're 25 miles from work or eight blocks, whether you ride daily, weekly or once a month, getting on a bike makes you part of the solution instead of part of the problem.
Never mind that Al Gore forgot to mention bikes in that movie of his.
To ride your bike to work or school -- or wherever you need to -- is to free yourself from the negatives of car culture: the rudeness, the rush, the anger, the dread, the sloth, the cost, the stress, the (vapid talk radio.)
The bike is clean, green and quiet. Elegant in its simplicity, it is a near- perfect machine. You turn the pedals, you move. You move, you breathe, you burn calories. (Read more.)
Image: Sacramento Region Bike Commute
Visit: Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates
Visit: Paul Dorn's Bike Commuting Tips