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Wheelin' to Work

national Bike to Work Week runs June 6–10

Emily Anderson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Biking to work ... through the woods.
 
Biking to work ... through the woods.
We all know biking is an enjoyable pastime for anyone and everyone. It’s good exercise, fairly inexpensive, and can be done alone or with as many people as you want. In addition, it’s relaxing and requires relatively little physical skill, except for the ability to balance, I suppose. What some people forget is that biking is also a mode of transportation. Biking can even get you to work – what a novel concept! Rather than driving to work, biking is better for the environment, your wallet, and your physical health. In order to promote biking as a form of transportation, the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin is hosting the 2011 statewide Bike to Work Week June 6 through 10. In that five-day period Wisconsinites are urged to skip the car and strap on a helmet. Hopefully, the simple joys of biking to work will convince more people to utilize bicycling for both transportation and recreation.