Commuting to work by bike is healthy exercise for the body and mind, since we spend most of the day cooped up in the office. Plus, it's all around better for the environment. That's why the majority of US states and cities say they want to increase the number of people biking to work to reduce traffic, promote public health and curb greenhouse gas emissions. But more than 85 percent of us drive to work every day, while less than four percent bike or walk, according to Bike Walk Alliance.
8. Encourage biking buddies.
AnnaMarie Houlis is a multimedia journalist and an adventure aficionado with a keen cultural curiosity and an affinity for solo travel. She's an editor by day and a travel blogger at HerReport.org by night.