|Biking isn't just for clowns! |
(Crystal Frolics Parade)
|Biker riding at two below zero near downtown Minneapolis|
Besides the physical and mental health benefits, biking as a means of transportation also reduces ones carbon footprint. For example, a bike commuter who travels five miles each way to work four days a week uses 100 fewer gallons of gasoline a year. This would be approximately a five percent decrease in that person's carbon footprint, according to the Rails to Trails Conservation organization.