Grab life by the Handlebars
Think you don’t have time to bike to work?
Time stuck in traffic
Time hunting for parking
Time at the gym
More time than it takes to bike to work
Work it on your way to work
Not only are biking and walking to work good for your bottom, they’re also good for your bottom line. Oh, and you can bet your bottom dollar they’re good for the environment.
Whether you’re on two heels or two wheels (or hey, even a unicycle – we won’t judge) this is your chance to leave the car behind. Join others across San Joaquin and Merced counties by biking or walking during BIKE MONTH!
Walk it out
Walking to work is one of the healthiest and most environmentally friendly ways to start your day. Listen to those birds chirping. Breath in the fresh air and the scent of coffee in your hand. Ahhh, isn’t that nice?
Now go crush the workday, you little walker, you.
Let’s put it this way, the average annual cost of maintaining a car is more $5,000. The average annual cost of maintaining a bike is less than $300. Money 👏 in 👏 the 👏 bank.
Half of Americans live within five miles of where they work. If that’s you, it would take you less than 30 minutes to get to work, assuming you pedal at an average speed. You’ll also be saving time looking for parking and can use your commute as your workout. Efficiencies, baby.
Heck yea! The average person biking at a moderate effort burns about 650 calories per hour.
Use the Vamos Mobility app and enter your beginning and ending destinations and select the bike option. Not only will you receive directions for the safest route, but also the estimated time and distance.
Using those two legs of yours has been proven to help maintain a healthy weight, strengthen bones and muscles, improve your mood and prevent high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes. It can also help you sleep better. So yea, walking is pretty great.