December 06, 2011
Mandatory gear: Commuter bike, bike bag or panniers, lock, fenders, helmet, bike lights
The gist: Leave the car behind. Freedom and exercise on your commute.
Traffic jams no longer! Tens of thousands of Americans have discovered the joy of biking to school or work each day. Beyond the simple pleasure of riding streets and bike paths instead of driving crowded highways, bike commuting offers built-in exercise, a lower-cost commuting option, and a method of movement through the city that leaves far less impact on the Earth.