May is Bike to Work Month!
Last month I went to a fun and exciting lunch meeting at Sustainable Connections. It was all about Bike to Work Month, and the talk was about how to inspire and motivate your employees to try bicycling to work. Well, I have no employees to motivate, so I turn to you my dear customers, readers, and curious on-lookers.
Some interesting facts came up at the meeting. Did you know that
in the United States, more than twice as many bike trips are made by men than women? Ladies, let's get on our bikes! We can't let them win! If you have little kids, they make all kinds of interesting attachments now that kids can ride in. I see a lot of these around town --> Don't they look like fun?
Lovely Bicyle has a post about making cycling more comfortable for women, and menstruation is discussed. I was thrilled to see somebody mention Amy's Rag Bag in the comments because my liners are made for comfort on a bicycle. They're designed to be held close to your body with no contours to rub your thighs and no unneccesary length to bunch up. The all-fabric fasteners are designed for bicycling comfort as well. I often wear a liner on long rides even when I don't have my period, just for the extra comfort. It's no coincidence that my logo has a bicycle lady in it!
When it comes to biking, I'm really more of an addict than an activist. I got rid of my car a few months ago so I ride my bike just about everywhere. It's fun. The other day a guy yelled at me "Get a car, b&!@%!" But I knew he was just jealous because he has to pay $4 a gallon for gas and I don't. This is me about to head out for the farmers market yesterday morning.
This is a raffle post! Comment to enter. In honor of Bike to Work Month, your comment must have something to do with a bicycle. Post a comment about a happy bike ride you remember, a goal you have for future bike rides, some advice for new cyclists, or anything else at all about bikes. If you have your own blog you can also write it up there and then paste a link into the comments here.
One comment per person per month will be counted, but you can come back and comment every month. A winner will be randomly drawn on June 1 using this random number picker.The prize is $10 Store Credit.
The April winner is lucky comment #3. Congrats Flavorcrystals! I've added 10 credits to your account.
For the locals, the word of the week is bicycle. if you come up to my booth at the farmers market with your right pant leg tucked into your sock (or some other evidence of being a cyclist), I'll give you a free liner. My booth will be on the streetside of the market, facing Boundary Bay.