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March 18, 2014
Top 10 Reasons Why I Ride to Work….
by Oran Sands   |   4 COMMENTS

 Top 10 Reasons Why I Ride to Work….

 1. Beautiful sunrises
 2. Peaceful energy as the city wakes
 3. No road kill
 4. No road rage
 5. Riding over stopped traffic
 6. Unintended workout
 7. Reduced carbon footprint
 8. Saves gas money
 9. Lengthens the life of my car
10. Brings me joy!


Cassie Stockamp
The Athenaeum Foundation, Inc.
401 East Michigan Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Used to be no road kill, but last week on my way home from work I ran over a raccoon with my bike. It was almost like the raccoon tried to tackle me.......Hopefully I didn't injure him too bad.
K. Smith March 29, 2014
#'s2 & 4 are my big ones. Far less stress riding my bike than driving.
Ron N. March 22, 2014
At least the bad scents dissipate as quickly as they arrive. No boxy vehicle to trap the odor. I read recently that cyclists get better air quality than motorists.

I think my favorite is #6. When you bike commute, you get your workout FOR FREE!
Andrew Korty March 20, 2014
I agree with all of Cassie's reasons for riding to work, plus I like the scents along the ride, even though some are not pleasant (vehicle exhaust fumes, mysterious industrial odors)! I admit to loving my car, too, but I feel much more connected to nature and to humanity when biking. Fortunately no road kill yet although I had a very close call with a rabbit last summer along a bike trail!
Jim K. March 18, 2014