While May, with its official Bike-to-Work/School festivities is now behind us, there are still plenty of good reasons to keep commuting by bike – and folding bike! If you’re new to bike commuting, or in the case of many folding bike riders, partial bike commuting, Bike to Work month is a great way to get started – but now that it’s June, it’s important to ride that momentum, and not slip back into old habits. On that note, here are just a few reasons to keep riding.
In many parts of the country, June weather is still very nice for riding since the real heat of summer has yet to set in. And even where temperatures are already quite high, most people finish the morning commute before it really starts to heat up, and it’s already starting to cool down by the time they’re ready to ride home. If you spend all day in a climate-controlled environment, riding a bike to and from work is a good way to spend some time out in the fresh air and sunshine.
With summer just around the corner, you might be thinking about a beach vacation. But whether or not you’re feeling self-conscious about what you look like in a swimsuit, working a little extra exercise into your day is always good. If you live close to your work, you might be able to ride the whole way in, but if you have a longer commute, you can still ride your bike at least part of the way to work. Montague folding bikes are great for that, since they fold easily into the trunk of your car. You can drive for part of your commute, and when you’re close enough to where you work, you can park, take the bike out, and get in a good ride. Chances are, it’s time you’d spend in the car anyway, and you won’t have to stop off at the gym at the end of the day either.
Riding a bike to work is a really effective way to cut down on money spent on gasoline and car repairs. Even if you’re driving the first part of your commute with a folding bike in the back, you’re still going to save money on gas and car maintenance, since by riding some of your commute, you drive a lot less every day.
Are You Riding your Bike to Work?
Have you been riding to work for a long time, or did you start recently? (Last month, perhaps?). How do you manage a long commute? Do you have a folding bike that you take in your car or on public transportation? How do you adjust for warmer weather? Let us hear from you!