Fall Bike Commuting - Get Riding

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
Sep 22, 2011 10:51 AM ET

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Compa…

Fall bike commuting offers the chance to enjoy cooler temperatures, view the changing colors of the leaves, and reinvigorate our spirits with the freedom riding a bike inspires.  Bike riding isn't just for recreational fun, but can also promote sustainable business strategies.  A Rodale Press survey found that Americans want to have the opportunity to bike to work instead of driving, with 40 percent of those surveyed saying they would commute by bike if safe facilities were available.      As explained in our eco friendly consulting, bike commuting to work is a valued component of a personal sustainability program.   In a recent post, Top 10 Benefits of Bicycle Commuting Programs for Businesses, we explored the benefits to employers offering a bike commuting program.  But what's in it for the employee? Not only does it improve heath, mood, and save money, it's a great way to reduce environmental impacts.   Let's get ready for fall bike commuting!  Are you ready to get started and bike to work?  
  • View a list of the bare necessities required to get started bike commuting 

  • Learn basic bicycle maintenance. Park Tool has excellent instructions for bicycle repair.

  • What do you call a cyclist who doesn't wear a helmet?  An organ donor.  ~David Perry Wear a bike helmet. 

  • Learn how to pick a good route. Google maps for cycling is a good option. 

  • Logistics. Figure out how you’re going to get yourself, your stuff, and your bike to and from your destination and stored safely. 

Click here to read more on fall bike commuting.   

Home to one third of the earth's trees, the Taiga is the largest land-based biosphere and encircles the globe. Its immense oxygen production literally changes the atmosphere and refreshes the planet. It is this continuous renewal that has shaped Taiga Company's vision to drive similar change in the business world. Taiga Company seeks to be the "oxygen for your business".