In most of the US, it's safe to say that Spring has sprung, and summer's not far behind. With summer come nice weather, bathing suit bodies, and gas price spikes. There's never been a better time to bike to work, and that's why May is National Bike Month, and this week is Bike to Work Week.
Gas prices have jumped 10% in the last two weeks, and who knows how much higher they'll climb this summer? If you establish a bike to work routine, you won't have to worry about the prices at the pump, and you'll be doing your part for the environment, too.
When you bike to work, you start your day with fresh air and exercise, which will awaken your senses and give you a good productivity boost. In this sense, biking to work could be good for your career -- and it's undeniable that biking to work is good for your body. If you don't get a lot of exercise already, you'll be amazed at how quickly biking to work will transform your body. If you bike to work every day in this Bike to Work Week, you'll probably be able to see some changes just by the end of the week -- imagine if you made biking to work a regular habit!
It may not be convenient for you to bike to work if you live far away from the office or if you have to wear a suit everyday, but try to find one day to give it a shot, just to see if you can work biking into your schedule, at least part time. This Friday is National Bike to Work Day, so it's a good day to give it a try. Even if you can't bike to work every day, you'll still save money and get some good exercise any day that you can ride your bike.