Bike Curious: How to Ride on the Road http://momentummag.com/features/how-to-ride-on-the-road/ No matter your cycling skill-level, a prescribed mixture of safety-consciousness road knowledge and a few drops of common sense are enough to cure even the worst case of “Unridden Bike Syndrome.” en-us <function copyright at 0x5992b18> Fri, 02 Nov 2012 08:52:18 GMT Bike buddy! Sara ]]> http://momentummag.com/features/how-to-ride-on-the-road/ 47c2c87e-2505-11e2-9362-1231394043be Fri, 02 Nov 2012 08:52:18 GMT Agree, except for... http://momentummag.com/features/how-to-ride-on-the-road/ 2f09d37c-22ad-11e2-b0ae-1231394043be Tue, 30 Oct 2012 09:16:38 GMT Do NOT signal your stopping http://momentummag.com/features/how-to-ride-on-the-road/ fc7c1186-da1d-11e1-ae9c-1231394043be Thu, 03 May 2012 09:56:54 GMT What I hear...
In my many years of bike commuting I've heard a bunch of negativity from coworkers and friends suggesting that bike commuting is "dangerous" and "difficult". In some cases some of those people feel safer WALKING miles than biking them. I think there's two main points that need to clear some things up:

1. Bicycling is safe, the number of accidents per rider per year is LESS than driving, and reduces the demand of petrol/gas, thus reducing the price thereof, PLUS providing an excellent source of exercise

2. The best way to see if bicycle commuting is for you is to find someone you work with that does it and ask them if they'll RIDE WITH YOU a few times. Most people seem frazzled by the experience because they're simply unaccustomed to bike routes, rules, and rights. Having a more experienced rider meet them at home and show them a good safe and non-hilly path to work on streets they might not even know exist (because they're accustomed to driving on the freeway) can be what changes a frazzled possible bike commuter into an avid bike commuter.

CONVERSELY, if you're already a bike commuter, grab a sheet of paper and a permanent marker, put up a sign in a common area that has the outline of a bike and the words, "WANT A BIKE COMMUTE BUDDY? TELL {your name} WHERE YOU LIVE!" Who knows, you might not only take one less car off the road, but get a biking buddy too :)]]>
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