Park & Pedal™Providing a manageable step toward bike commuting.
Montague Folding Bikes make Commuting Easy
How ToPark & Pedal is multi-modal commuting. Drive part way to work, unfold your bike, and pedal the rest of the way in.
Avoid TrafficThe last few miles around centers of employment usually have the most traffic. Avoid it by riding your bike and save time.
Save MoneySave on gas, wear on your car, and instead of paying for parking in the city center, ride from a free or inexpensive lot on the outskirts.
Stay HealthyMany people don’t get the recommended amount of daily exercise. Park & Pedal fits exercise into your busy daily schedule.
A Folding Bike can Improve your Quality of Life
Do you wish that you could ride you bike to work but live too far away? If you have a Montague folding bike, the distance won’t stop you anymore. In the U.S., the average roundtrip commute is just over 30 miles, so it’s understandable that more people don’t ride a bike all the way to work: for many people, 15 miles twice/day is too far and takes too long. But with a Montague folding bike, you don’t have to ride the whole way in. You can drive the first part (perhaps you just can’t avoid the interstate?), then park at a convenient location, take your folding bike out of the trunk, and ride the rest of the way to work. It’s a great way to shorten your commute and spend less time sitting in the bumper-to-bumper, stop-and-go city traffic.
A Folding Bike is Very Convenient for a Busy Schedule
Maybe you’ve already thought about doing a combined car-bike or transit-bike commute. But it can be difficult to fit a non-folding bike into the back of a car, and bikes are also often restricted or prohibited on public transportation – especially during rush hour. With a folding bike, however, both of these options are open to you. A Montague folding bike fits right in your trunk – no cumbersome bike rack or maneuvering to wedge it into the backseat. And, in most cities, as long as it’s folded, you can take a folding bike right onto the train, subway, or bus. This means you don’t have to leave your bike locked outside the train station; you can ride from your bus stop to work; and you can take your folding bike inside where you can store it under your desk or next to the coat rack.
A Folding Bike can Help you Slim Down
Are you looking for a way to fit more exercise into your regular schedule? With a Montague folding bike, you can get your workout in on the way to and from work or school. Commuting by bike is a great way to get some exercise without having to budget extra time, since you spend time going to and from work anyway. And with a folding bike, you can decide how long and how hard you want your ride to be. Have some extra energy? Park further out and do a longer ride or ride a longer route back to your car at the end of the day.
A Folding Bike Can Save You Money
Last, but certainly not least, riding a folding bike can save you money…big money. According to AAA, as gas prices continue to increase, the average driver will spend $700 more on gasoline this year than last. But over the course of a year, you’ll save about $40 for every mile you ride on your daily commute. So if you drive the first 10 miles of your commute and ride the last five on your folding bike, in a year, you’ll have saved $400 on gasoline alone. And the more you ride, the more you save. You also save money on parking – many cities have commuter lots near public transportation terminals where you can park for free. Compare that to the $5 or $10 or more you pay to park downtown. $10 less/day in parking is a savings of $2500 over a year – and that’s certainly nothing to sneeze at!
Once you go in for the Park & Pedal approach to commuting, you’ll find yourself saving money in all sorts of unexpected ways. Since you’re driving less, you’ll spend less on routine car maintenance such as oil changes. You might also decide that since you’re getting so much great exercise by riding your folding bike, you don’t need that gym membership anymore, and that’s more money saved.