Bike commuting takes commitment; much of it is all about getting into a routine and planning the easiest and safest route to ride. Yes, it’s easy to hop in your car, particularly on those hot days, but then you’re missing out on all of the great benefits. Here are some ways to work through the excuses:
- Intercity Transit’s 25th Annual Bicycle Commuter Contestis this May, National Bike to Work Week is May 14-18, and Bike to work Day is Friday, May 18. The Bike Stand, along with the City of Olympia, other BCC partners and local businesses are hosting “Bike Stations” in several locations.*
- Commit to riding one to two days a week and then build from there.
- On a weekend day, do a practice ride. Map out your test route. See how long it takes you to pack up your bike and pedal to work. Then plan accordingly and know what time you’ll need to get up and not feel totally rushed.
- Enlist an office mate to ride with you. Coordinate a meeting place and ride together. When you have someone counting on you, you’re more likely to ride. Once your other office mates see your riding, they might be enticed to join in, too.
*Full Details on all events at: www.bccblog.com