Guess how many trips Americans take in a day? It’s a big number. In fact, the U.S. Department of Transportation reported that Americans take over 1.1 billion trips per day. They also reported that 78% of these were in single occupant vehicles. It is estimated that motor vehicles account for roughly 50% of urban air pollution and 30% of greenhouse gas emissions -all contributing to climate change and air pollution.
In celebration of Fourth of July, why not declare independence from your car? Ride a bike! Along the Front Range, and in particular, our home town of Golden, Colorado, it’s easy to commute by bike. Not only do we have a vast network of well maintained bike paths, but at bikeparts.com, we also have all the road parts and mtb parts, commuter bikes, and cycling accessories to make any bike commute easy and fun!
In fact, many people bike commute to work and to run errands, but have you ever considered getting your groceries by bike? One of our favorite products, the Burley Travoy makes it easy to shop and get your groceries on your bike.
All in all, you may ask, why is all this important? Because as a supporter of our local community and race teams, we know bike commuting is a win-win for our local community and both businesses and individuals looking to reduce costs, embrace eco awareness, and promote healthy, livable cities.
Here’s the catch: to take advantage of all the great things cycling offers, you have to actually get ON the bike and ride it! Stop by the Peak Cycles Bike Shop to check out our cool selection of commuter bikes and get rolling today.