Bike to work — it’s easier than you think

This week, spurred by the Strive Not to Drive ethos and the great weather, I gave riding my bike to work a shot. Before, I was afraid of traffic. But it was great!

The drivers with whom I have shared the road have been courteous and I get lots of waves from passersby, not to mention the exercise and savings on gas. I am writing to thank all of you who have helped to keep me safe, and also to encourage those of you who have never tried riding your bike to work or elsewhere to give it a try — with Google Maps it is easy to find safer routes. It will probably be easier than you think.

— Olivia Gage
Asheville

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4 thoughts on “Bike to work — it’s easier than you think

  1. There is no reason to bike to work; unless that’s your individual preference. Not sure what a “Strive Not to Drive ethos” is.
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  2. Barry Summers

    Leave it to Tim Peck(1) to throw cold water on a positive message. She’s saying it’s good to bike to work! Why would you discourage people from embracing that? Why?

    Next you’ll encourage children to start smoking, because the ‘stop smoking’ trend is a liberal plot to de-fund Republicans!!

  3. “She’s saying it’s good to bike to work!”

    Why is it good to bike to work? I like chocolate but I didn’t write a letter to the editor about it.
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