This Friday is National Bike to Work Day. In many cities across the U.S. there are special rides and events along popular commuting routes, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists. You can check out their website to find events in your area.
Try Commuting on a Folding Bike!
If you’re hesitant about bike commuting because you live a long way from work, a Montague folding bike is an excellent option for you to look into. Because Montague bikes fold in under 20 seconds without the use of tools, they’re really easy to put in the trunk of your car or take on the bus/subway. And with 10 different models, there’s sure to be one that suits your style and budget. With a Montague folding bike, you can drive the first part of your commute, park at a convenient location, and ride the rest of the way. Or, instead of driving to a bus stop or train station, you can ride your Montague folding bike, take it right on the bus, train, or subway, and then right into the office.
Park and Pedal
And if you’re looking for a good reason to commute by bike (or at least part of the way by bike), here are some numbers to keep in mind. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the average roundtrip commute takes 50 minutes. This means that over the course of a year, the average commuter spends over 8 days in the car getting to and from work. 8 days! If you have a long commute and have to drive for at least part of it but want to reduce the amount of time you spend in traffic, a Montague bike really is perfect. And when you’re talking about time in the car vs. time on the bike, the little things really add up: by driving 6 minutes less each day, you’ll spend 1 day less in the car each year!
How’s the Commute?
There are so many good reasons to get out of the car and onto the bike – especially this time of year when the weather starts warming up and drying out. Have you recently started bike commuting? Do you commute on a folding bike? Attended any cool National Bike Month events? Ride safe, and let us hear from you!