Utlilty Cycling is our partner site. We share some of the same writers, and focus on many of the same cycling topics. So if you like what you read here, you’ll probably like it over there.
And sometimes, when I’m not looking, they will scoop me with a great article of interest to bike commuters. Last week they did that three times.
In The Salubrious Commute, Stacey Moses highlights some of the recent research showing the health and life extending benefits of bike commuting.
Just in case your vocabulary is as limited as mine was before I read this article, here’s a definition:
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Health-giving; healthy: “salubrious weather”.
Using a bike for transportation, even if only for short trips, adds an estimated three to 14 months to the average lifespan of the cyclist, according to a study conducted at the University of Utrecht.
According to 1 World, 2 Wheels, the average commuter loses 13 pounds in his or her first year of commuting, and the net loss from commuting translates to a net gain in health benefits.
Meet the Met was an event in Washington DC celebrating the region’s growing bike path system.
Meet the Met from Rails-to-Trails Conservancy on Vimeo.
The event showed the communities around the trail some of the benefits of the space, as well as walking or cycling for community and personal health. The event was co-hosted by Rails to Trails Conservancy as part of National Trails Day.
Dr. Maren Pedersen shares her insights on how 60 years of commuting by bike has affected her life and outlook, in A Lifelong Bike Commuter.