Challengicious Monday: Bike

>> Monday, June 28, 2010

Mondays are challengicious at The Conscious Shopper. This week's travel-related challenge is:


  • Dig out your old bike and take it for a spin. Work up your biking skills by riding in your subdivision or a nearby park or greenway. If you don't already own a bike, check Craigslist for a good used bike and get a tune-up at a local bike shop.
  • Ride a bike to run errands. Fit your bike with a basket or panniers and ride it to the library, farmers market, or corner grocery store. If you've never ridden a bike in a city before, check out these posts (part 1 and part 2) from An Adventure Called Bicycling for safety tips.
  • Commute by bike. Commit to biking to and from work. If you're worried about getting sweaty, keep your work clothes in the basket or panniers you installed during the Jogging Stride step and change when you get to work. You can also combine riding and public transit if you live too far from your workplace.
I'm still at Baby Steps on this one, and because of the three little ones, I don't think I'll be riding my bike much any time soon (unless I get one of these babies). But I am going to try taking the bike out for a spin every now and then - maybe riding with the boys at the park.

Will you take the challenge?


You have hereby been challenged to go green in a year without going broke! Check out the last challenge, or view the whole list of Challengicious Mondays. Sign up for my RSS feed, follow me on Twitter, and join my "Go Green without Going Broke" group on Facebook!


Sense of Home July 1, 2010 at 12:02 AM  

I bike to work whenever I can, which usually is 3 or 4 days a week. One day I have a storyhour across town and would need a cart to carry all the storyhour stuff I bring. I absolutely love biking to work, the fresh air is relaxing and energizing at once.

Gadget July 3, 2010 at 10:11 PM  

When it finally stopped raining and I got to ride my bike to work, I wound up with half the staff trying to figure out whose bike it was.

I get there before most of the staff, and leave at their lunch time. If it wasn't toying with triple digets, I'd get it out during the day. Right now, I have to wait until first thing in the mornings to go for a quick ride.

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