If that bicyclist whizzing by seems a little happier than the average gridlock-bound car commuter, you’re not imagining it: A recent study found that two-wheeled commuters were happier than their gas pedal-stomping, car-caged peers.
Becoming a bike commuter might seem daunting, but the benefits can be worth it: exercising regularly, saving money, decreasing your carbon footprint, absolving yourself of guilt over that break-room doughnut.
It is not just for adults – kids also benefit from walking or biking to school. For added safety, folks create walking busses or bike trains. October 10, 2018 was the national #WalkToSchoolDay but why not try to make that everyday?
Learn More: Safe Routes To School
In San Diego, join San Diego County Bicycle Coalition – advocates for bicycling in San Diego. Check out their group rides and other events.
Walk Bike Solana Beach – lots of good resources, see their bicycle map.
Bike San Diego – check out their calander for group rides and special events – like Taco Tuesdays.
Getting started with some of these local bicycling and walking advocates is a great way to have fun and learn the ropes from folks happy to share.
We love receiving notes from students who attend our free Walk, Ride, and Roll to School classes! Students from @sdgirlscouts enjoyed learning about bike safety with @sdbikecoalition as part of earning their Girl Scouts Bronze Award. Learn more: https://t.co/PsdhC19QAj pic.twitter.com/nqJ3IZaWgk
— iCommuteSD (@iCommuteSD) October 11, 2018