Biking to Work (Infographic)

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Talking Points and Statistics

  • The average person loses 13 pounds in the first year of commuting by bike. (Tweet)
  • People who bike to work regularly experience positive benefits such as better blood pressure, greater feelings of excitement, high levels of self-confidence, increased stress tolerance, better insulin levels, and more. (Tweet)
  • Depending on your weight, you can burn between 215-500 calories during a 30-minute bike ride. (Tweet)
  • Just 3 hours of biking per week can reduce your risk of heart disease by 50%. (Tweet)
  • The average annual operating expense of a bicycle is just $308, versus more than $8,000 for a car. (Tweet)
  • Half of the U.S. population lives within 5 miles of their workplace. (Tweet)


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