CBS reports - today (Thursday, 4/3/14) was "ride to work day." Local mayors left their cars at home Thursday morning and rode their bikes to work in the name of health.
A county statement says the 15 mayors are promoting physical fitness and healthy lifestyles, while encouraging residents to bike to parks, attractions, shops and events throughout the year.
The mayors took part in the “Bike305 Bike to Work Day,” including Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez who encourages South Floridians to do the same.
“If you get into biking, it’s almost an addiction eventually you miss it,” said Mayor Gimenez. “Every person that gets on a bike and doesn’t get in a car improves everybody’s way to get around.”
So how is it to ride to work on a regular basis? I have been biking it to work fairly regularly this year. See my initial post on this back in February. This week has seen me ride 3 of the 4 week days to date. I am undecided as to whether I ride on Friday. Riding does take preparation when you have to be (or at least have to try to be) presentable at the office - obviously I am not riding in a suit, so keeping clothes at the office is a must.
The route gets adjusted, based upon time available or my goal on exercise.