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Top 5 Reasons You Should Get a Bike


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Still not sold on investing in a two-wheeled adventure? Well, we think this post may change your mind…

And, lucky for you, we sell only top of the line bicycles at our bike shop, Urban Cycles—complete with friendly folks who can help you pick out your perfect set of wheels!

1. A bike costs less than driving/public transportation
Buy a bike once, use it in place of your car/the T, and boom- instant savings! That’s right, it doesn’t need any gas or fares to get you where you need to be. And the cherry on top: a high-quality bike will probably outlast that automobile of yours anyhow!

2. Your new bike will be environmentally friendly
How’s this for a clean, green conscience? Not only does riding a bike save our environment from more pollution, but bicycles also have a teeny tiny manufacturing footprint when compared to cars, buses, and subways. What a simple way to help the planet!

3. You beat traffic and avoid parking spot hunts
How many times have you been late to work because of traffic or the proverbial hunt for the only available parking space in a 5 mile radius? We thought so. With a bike, you control when you arrive at your destination, and you save loads of time due to that whole “lock it pretty much anywhere” thing…

4. You’ll lose weight and improve your health
Without even changing your diet, swapping your current motorized commute for a bicycle will do a whole lot for your health (and waistline!). In fact, most bike commuters report losing up to 20 pounds their first year of cycling (in addition to the obvious aerobic and stress-zapping benefits).

5. You’ll have a lot of fun
This is probably our favorite selling point of all, since we see it day in and day out with every one of our tours and rentals. The fact is, riding a bike is really, really, really fun. Simple as that. So, why not add some joy to your days and years to your life by incorporating a bicycle into your weekly routine? We thought we’d change your mind!