Earth Day reminds us of our responsibility to the planet. Yet reducing our carbon footprint isn’t always easy. Those of us who live in states like California know about traveling real distances in a day. We think nothing of driving more than 60 miles to go see a concert in Coachella Valley or visit friends in Los Angeles. No one is asking us to give that up. But perhaps we should be thinking about what we can do on a regular basis for all our local trips. How about when you go to the market? Or the beach? Or work? Why are so many people climbing into cars for that?
Meanwhile, people try to find time outside of work and other obligations for exercise and maybe even some stress-reducing recreation. And it’s often a struggle to make that happen. So, consider the opportunity you could have to blend it all into one thing — something that adds fun to the mix. That’s what electric bikes can do.
You can ride around town to take care of errands, even carrying several bags of groceries that would weigh down a standard bike. You can keep up a steady speed — despite hills, headwinds or distances — and enjoy a workout that doesn’t exhaust you in the middle of a busy day. You can arrive at work without dripping sweat. You can enjoy fresh air and scenery instead of suffering through smog and traffic. You can save the cost of your bike by simply riding past the gas station with a smile.
And you will reduce your carbon footprint.
Think electric bikes are expensive? Consider the cost of NOT owning one. I think that makes owning a Pedego a great choice. I choose to be healthy. I choose to be smiling. I choose to do my part for the earth. And if you stop by Pedego GLB, we can help you make those choices too.
Let Earth Day remind you, it’s time to protect our planet. Leave that car in the garage, and join the Wild POGs. See just how much fun you can have while going green.
See you on the bike path!