Speaking for Spokes

The Art of Commuting Without Polluting

A mere 28 pounds of metal and rubber, it’s been called “the most elegantly simple machine ever invented.” It’s cheap, clean, quiet and healthy, too. But, next to the fondue pot, the bicycle may be the most underutilized piece of equipment we own, quietly biodegrading in our garage or closet, as we wait for next spring. Spring then turns to summer—and “it’s too hot to ride, takes too long, is too dangerous, rumples my clothes, the air’s too dirty, I’m not in good enough shape…”