Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Bike Your Drive website

Join the self-propelled revolution! Ease out of your car and onto your bike with ideas, inspiration and how-to advice from REI.

Biking Facts: Did You Know?
5 reasons to bike your drive

--The average person loses 13 pounds their first year of commuting by bike.
--40% of all car trips in the U.S. are made within 2 miles of home.
--60% of the pollution created by autos happens in the first few minutes of operation, before pollution control devices can work effectively.
--Just 3 hours of biking per week can reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke by 50%.
--The U.S. could save 462 million gallons of gas a year by boosting bicycle trips just half a percentage point: from 1% to 1.5% of all trips.

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