From the Pioneer Press (Glenview, IL) 01.10.08:
Besides the benefits to your health, commuting to work by bicycle can also make you feel guiltless about carbon emissions and allow you to fret a bit less as the price of gas creeps inexorably toward $4 a gallon.A reporter for a local newspaper takes up bicycling, gets hooked, and writes an inspiring account of her new passion in this column, and another article in the same publication, "Biking for a healthier heart."
But the most important benefit to riding your bicycle to work is far more simple -- it's fun. It's more than fun, it's addictive.
Part of the appeal may be it puts you smack dab in the middle of your habitat, not separated from it by tons of glass and steel as when you drive to work. It's exercise with a purpose, not just mindless laps in a pool. And it's therapeutic: All that peddling clears your mind. (Read more.)
Image: Pioneer Press. Reporter Ruth Solomon.
Visit: Paul Dorn's Bike Commuting Tips Site