Cycling Inspiration for Earth Day

April 19, 2018

April 22nd is Earth Day! Yay! And, you might be wondering how bicycles benefit the environment? Or why ride them on this special day?

At Peak Cycles Bicycle Shop, we are big supporters in our local community and race teams, and as such, we know bike commuting is a win-win for our local community. Basically, for anyone looking to save money, embrace a green or sustainable lifestyle, and promote healthy, livable cities, cycling is important.

To kick off your Earth Day preparations, you will want to read our post, Pedal Power for Earth Day, to explore the many benefits of bike commuting. As a next step, you will want to decide how you want to celebrate the day and keep the Earth Day mojo going thereafter. The magic in Earth Day is making every day Earth Day. Bike riding is a natural fit! The key is inspiring others to keep riding.

Inspire others with bike education programs. No one likes riding a poor fitting bike. Having the right bike setup, cycling accessories and gear makes all the difference. Consider hosting a get together of friends and review bike safety. Or, participate in a bike maintenance class. Bicycle tools are different than regular tools and all tools aren’t created equal – some are good for mountain bike parts while others are designed for road bike parts. Knowing which tools to use on the appropriate bike components can make all the difference in making bike maintenance easy inspiring others to enjoy bike maintenance in addition to riding.

Inspire your friends with a list of rides and events. Colorado has some of the greatest road bike rides in the country. Some are shorter, convenient rides whereas others offer steeper, longer climbs and extended distances. Certainly you have your favorite list. Invite your friends for a special Earth Day ride and make it an annual celebration.

Inspire others with a bike-friendly shopping program. Everyone likes to shop, right? Inspire friends with bike parts bling! Many aspiring bike riding enthusiast appreciate a shop that offers quality bike components along with solid advice on bike parts and cycling apparel. Stop by the shop to check out our specials, discounts, and new cycling accessories for the season. Who says you can’t ride in style for Earth Day?

Inspire through reading. Maybe you just can’t make it out on Earth Day for a ride. No worries. Check out our posts for inspiration:
– Get Your Kids Bike Commuting – Here’s How!
– Summer Bike Commuting – Making it Work For You
– The Smart Cyclist’s Guide to Preventing Bike Theft

All in all, the most important thing to remember for Earth Day is that bike riding is fun. Fun includes enjoying the adventure of cycling solo and with friends. Fun also means riding a well fitting bike and feeling confident in riding the bike paths and the roads. This way, your Earth Day bike ride becomes an environmentally friendly activity you can do every day!

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Pedal Power for Earth Day 

April 20, 2017

Happy Earth Day from BikeParts.com

What’s the best way to celebrate Earth Day?  Ride a bike!  Bike commuting instead of driving alone is one way you can help support the planet while also taking in the joys only a two -wheeled friend can provide!  

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 or bike ride easy and fun!

Because April 22nd is Earth Day, you might be wondering why is all this important?  As a supporter of our local community and race teams, we know bike commuting is a win-win for our local community. For both businesses and individuals looking to save money, embrace eco awareness, and promote healthy, livable cities, cycling is important. Here’s why:

  • Cycling as alternative transportation helps the environment by reducing carbon emissions.
  • Bicycles emit virtually no pollution when in use; they require far less materials, energy and waste in their production than even the ‘greenest’ car.
  • Cycling offers a certain connection to the open air and the surrounding trees.  It’s amazing how usual surroundings look different when on a bike.
  • Cycling can be done by toddlers, teenagers, youngsters and adults as well.  It can be used as personal time to reflect upon your day or a means to unite friends for regular rides. 
  • Regular participation in a cycling routine naturally shifts your focus to include thoughts of the weather, areas in your community to ride, road safety, and traffic.  Thereby increasing your awareness of the link between the environment and your community.
  • The freedom your bike gives you offers routes and locations that your car can’t.
  • Cycling is a good exercise for overall fitness of the body.  It improves health and reduces stress and tension. 
  • Cycling contributes to a positive work/ life balance. 
  • Bicycles can be produced and maintained locally by local bike shops, like Peak Cycles Bicycle Shop.  This supports local job opportunities and promotes a sustainable economy.
  • Overall, increased cycling commuting reduces air pollution generated from motorized vehicles.

This Earth Day, we encourage you to put your pedal power to good! Get committed and inspire your family, colleagues and others to get on a bike!  Pump up your tires, lube your chain, and put your pedal power to good use!