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May 23, 2012

10 Really Good Reasons That You Should Be Biking More.

Photo: Ecosalon

Looking for some reasons that biking is good for our communities and the planet? We pulled together 10 good reasons to get on a bike.

  1. Women who bike 30 minutes a day have a lower risk of breast cancer.
  2. Bike commuters report lower stress and greater feelings of freedom, relaxation, and excitement than car commuters.
  3. Forty-seven percent of Americans say they would like more bike facilities in their communities.
  4. Traffic congestion wastes nearly three billion gallons of gas per year in the U.S.
  5. For every one mile pedaled rather than driven, about one pound of CO² is saved.

For the full list of 10, head on over to EcoSalon.

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Editor: Brianna Bemel

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