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May 3 -10 has been designated as Tallahassee-Leon County Bike Week – an opportunity to celebrate bicycling and the numerous reasons to ride. Whether you bike to work or school to save money or time, to preserve your health or the environment; to explore your community or get to your destination, Bike Week is a perfect time to experience how cycling benefits you and your community.

 

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Bicycling, whether you do it for work, school, or recreation, offers many benefits. Here is just a sampling.

A BETTER BODY — More than 60% of Americans are overweight or obese, and rates of obesity-related diseases such as diabetes are soaring. Riding your bike to work eliminates the need to go to the gym, and riding just 3 hours a week can slash your risk of heart disease and stroke in half. Be sure to consult your doctor whenever starting any new physical activity though. (Source: League of American Bicyclists)

MORE MONEY — The average annual cost of owning and operating an automobile is $6500  or more depending on where you live and how much you drive (Source:  AAA). The cost of riding and maintaining a bicycle is about $300 a year. That’s a pretty significant savings, especially as gas prices continue to rise.

CLEANER AIR — Motorized vehicles account for approximately 70% of the carbon monoxide released into the air. Riding a bike is a simple way to reduce that number and improve air quality. (Source: League of American Bicyclists)

To learn more about the benefits of bicycle commuting including our Emergency Ride Home Program and the Bike Buddy Ridematching Service, visit Commuter Services’ Bicycle Commute page.

 

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Tallahassee Bike Week activities are sponsored and supported by the following organizations.

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