Clif Bar's 2 Mile Challenge

I’m sure some of you may be familiar with Clif Bar’s 2 Mile Challenge, but I came across this again recently and thought I’d share it. This would make a wonderful New Year’s resolution for someone.

Some of the data from the video:

  • In the U.S., 40% of all trips are 2 miles or less.
  • 90% of those trips are by car.
  • If 1 out of 10 car commuters switched to a bike, CO2 emissions would be reduced by 25.4 million tons per year.
  • The U.S. has the highest per capita bicycle ownership in the world.
  • But it’s at the bottom of the list for using them.
  • If 1 million people replaced a 2 mile car trip once a week with a bike ride, CO2 emissions could be reduced by 50,000 tons per year.
  • More information is available at their website. Try entering your address and see what trips you could make by bike within your two mile radius. I love this idea; it’s one of the reasons I’ve been biking in the snow lately — to show people it can be done.

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