Facts for your health:
-The average person looses 13 pounds their first year of commuting by bike.
-Just three hours of bicycling per week can reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke by 50%
-A 140-pound cyclist burns 508 calories while peddling 14 miles in an hour.
Facts for the environment:
-The U.S. could save 462 million gallons of gasoline a year by increasing cycling from 1% to 1.5% of all trips.
-Each U.S. rush-hour auto commuter spends an average of 50 hours a year stuck in traffic.
-In 2003, cars stalled in traffic wasted 5 billion gallons of fuel.
Facts for children:
-In 1964, 50% of kids rode to school and the obesity rate wa 12%...In 2004, 3% rode to school and the obesity rate was 45%.
-Between 1960 and today the average weight of a 6-11 year old has increased 11 pounds.