From the article: Why Bike? Top 5 Reasons to Ride
People ride bikes for a variety of reasons. Environmental concerns, exercise, practical transportation, to save money, to just have fun. Share why it is YOU ride your bike. Share Why You Ride
I ride because
- I just recently started to ride my bike again today..After 3 years of walking and getting a lift to school.. I got up the courage and got my bike out. I then again felt such bliss.. Such peacefulness.. I was faster then any car, I was faster then anything and anyone in my mind. In 8 hours and ten minutes time, I shall get up for school and I will eat my bowl of cereal.. Put on my uniform and head of on my bike. Biking is so great, not just for me but the environment.. All car drivers should switch to bikes, we could create a very social world And a peaceful one at that.
- —Guest Louise
- I bought a torker three. I am having trouble with the foot pedal not wide enough. My foot keep side off, I almost wreck a couple of times. I need help????
- —Guest Thomas Roda
Go North for relief
- I can't understand why the hot weather would stop you from riding. Actually, there's a reason why I try to head north to a locale such as Michigan, Wisconsin or Canada in August. I just can't stand that St. Louis heat.
- —Guest LHhtXuApIvnJKLVgbYB
Impossible to choose one best aspect
- When I'm cycling I'm free free from bad things that happen around me, stress from work, problems at home. When I am on the road, it's only me and the bike. It's a feeling you don't get anywhere else. My bike is a huge part of my life. It's transport to work, it helps my health and when I come home I know I have accomplished something.
- —Guest jonathan
For the alone time and happiness
- I love meeting people in groups, but I also like being alone from time to time - otherwise people would drive me nuts, haha. =) I used to de-stress by playing video games, but this really began to feel more and more childish (sorry if you feel offended, not my intention) for every year past 20. So I got a Mac for work, and a bike for the alone time. It clears my head, makes me focused and it makes me happy! I can go where I want, explore nature and breathe in the world. I hope I will never stop.
- —Guest Thomas
- I love cycling. It's freaking awesome and I get winks from all da boiz.
- —Guest georgia
Riding a bike gives me that feel!
- I ride that feel! You know the feel? The feel like nothing matters and your whole life has lead to this very moment. The feel that you can make a difference in this world. That feel that nothing can stop you and you could achieve anything. This is the feel I ride for. Too many feels!
- —Guest Anon-kun
My reasons for riding a bike
- I like riding a bike, because it’s a good kind for relaxing: Biking, you can release stress and head ache from a hard day. It’s ecofriendly, because you don’t emit gases. It’s a good hobby and a good sport, with motion and fresh air. Sometimes you’re able to move faster by bike than by car, if there’s any big traffic jam. Ultimately it’s just fun!
- —Guest C t
It makes me feel wonderful
- A bicycle ride makes me serene. I feel so happy and lively. It makes me more humane. If you ride a bicycle you won't be depressed. Instead you will celebrate your life.
- —Guest gopinathan
It's my way to get around.
- Years back my truck got totaled. I needed wheels. I had a bike to use till I could get a car. That was in 2005. Well the bike replaced the car because it saves me $2000.00 a year and that doesn't include filling gas tank. Also it has advantages to parking, being stuck in traffic and I don't have to get insurance, smogged or registered.
- —Guest Lisa
biking all year long
- I love riding my bicycle everywhere. Work is 1.7 miles away; stores under 1 mile away. Why waste gas, time & money? People think I'm crazy, but I love riding my bicycle.
- —Guest email@example.com
Why I ride
- I'm 44 and my weight had increased to its highest at 222. I decided to lose 20 pounds and I did it by biking 20-40 miles a day. My weight now ranges between 200 and 204. I bike 20 miles every day from 530 to 630 am. This has changed how I look, sleep, feel, think, and my productivity at work. I am so glad I made the change. I have more energy than I know what to do with. I go to sleep in 5 minutes and sleep through the night. I wake up refreshed and ready to go. If you are overweight, sit at a computer all day, feel sluggish, and have lost your pep, I highly recommend you start biking. It can change your life as it has mine.
- —Guest James Madison
- I ride because it is pure fun. It's fun to be able to get anywhere without the same constraints as a car. You should see the lines of parents taking their kids to school everyday at my high-school. I just zip by all those cars like nothing while they are backed up. I go everywhere, whether it be to the gym, super-market, school, friends house, etc. I have a car and I don't even want to drive it, biking saves me gas, burns calories, lets me enjoy the scenery, and gives me the sensation of freedom. Anyone who doesn't bike, I quote, "Put some fun between your legs, get on a bike."
- —Guest Eric Ngo
- I learned late in life I REALLY need moderate athletic activity. I like bike riding. It's a combination of sport, grace, balance, and technique. Also ride because for a lot of reasons people have already mentioned. My reasons also include issues of a naturalist--lessened carbon footprint, pulling some out oil of the American demand which contribues to wars for oil, enjoying scenic routes, and occasionally stopping to chat. Biking is a way to socialize with other people which I may or may have much in common with but the common denominator is having fun. There are a lot of bike friendly routes in my area and great weather days, the scenery is pleasant, and it's too good to miss out on.
- —Guest Sheila
It is... hard to explain
- I am 15, and I got a teal cruiser a little over a year ago. I knew that I wouldn't always have a ride to get me to different places. Plus I lived in town so everything was in biking distance. Also, independence is very appealing to a teenager. When you go down a hill, and just float for a second, it is... hard to explain.
- —Guest Scarlett
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