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Bike to Work Week

Health Benefits of Biking to Work People Who Bike to Work... Have better blood pressure, insulin levels, and triglyceride levels. Have higher levels of well-being, self-confidence, and stress tolerance. Believe their health has improved since they started commuting by bike. Report greater feelings of freedom, relaxation, and excitement than Have reduced tiredness and less difficulty sleeping. car commuters. Riding A Bike Burns Calories Depending on your weight, you can burn between 215-500 calories during a 30-minute bike ride* = 150 Ibs 215 calories 200 lbs 285 calories 250 Ibs 360 calories 300 Ibs 430 calories 350 lbs 500 calories *Based on a 10 mph pace (average commuter pace). The actual calories you burn while riding depend on your weight, fitness level, speed, number of hills, etc. Just 3 hours of biking per week can reduce your risk of heart disease by 50% Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec The average person loses 13 Ibs in the first year of commuting by bike. A 6% Each additional hour spent in a car per day is associated with a 6% increase in the likelihood of obesity. Biking to Work Saves Money Biking vs. Driving $308 $8,000 The average annual operating expense of a bycicle is just $308, versus more than $8,000 for a car. - Healthcare Savings $400 - $500 For obese workers, being physically active* 1-2 days a week lowered healthcare costs by $400 - $500 per year. ยค 50 40 30 60 70 *Physical activity was defined as at least 20 minutes of exercise that increases heart rate and breathing. 20 80 10 90 20 100 Getting Started Biking to Work Make the Commute Easier Find a park and ride. Park at a mall. Find free street parking. Park at a friend's house. Park Bike halfway. Drive halfway (bring bike). 1/2 of the U.S. population lives within 5 miles of their workplace. 11 29.7% 28.1% 17.9% 17.4% Type of bicycle ridden by those who commute. D Hybrid Bike Touring Bike Mountain Road Bike Bike Sources 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Stephanie Averkamp

Bike to Work Week

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Enjoy the benefits of biking to work. Bike to work week starts May 13th, 2013.


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