There are more bicycle riders on the streets of Boston and in the City of Cambridge just across the Charles River than ever before. There are variety of reasons for this. Some people just want to get some exercise, and, as most of our jobs involve sitting down for most of the day, that is getting harder and harder to do. One way to get some exercise is to ride a bike to work.
Another reason more people are riding bikes is because it is much better for the environment than driving or even using public transportation such as the T. It is also a lot more cost effective once you foot the bill for the bike itself. You no longer have gas to buy, and, for most people, you don’t need a $6,000 bike ready for the Tour de France. Continue reading