“The bicycle is a curious vehicle, its passenger is its engine.” John Howard. Bicycle commuting is quickly becoming a more common form of transportation for the Albuquerque commuter, and for good reason, gasoline prices have been steadily increasing this year, finally reaching and surpassing the $3.00 a gallon mark in the city. This increase in the price of gasoline has forced many people to start looking into alternative forms of transportation to work, and whether it be bus, car pool even taxi, bicycles remain one of the best, cheapest, and most enjoyable ways to commute to work.
The average American has a one-way commute time of about 26 minutes (16 miles), with the gasoline prices on the rise and not looking like they will stop anytime soon. This is a great time for people to make their way to some of the many local bicycle shops Albuquerque has to offer and learn about the many benefits of commuting by bicycle. On top of saving money, losing some weight and helping keep the pollution down, it makes your daily commute much more enjoyable. There are many good reasons for someone to look into bicycles as an alternative form of transportation, but ultimately, it comes down to being dedicated to making an active change in your lifestyle.