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Biking to work the way to go

Twice a week I thoroughly enjoy my bicycle commute to work, but rarely do I see others commuting on our hilly, narrow-shouldered roads. So when I saw an official “Bike to Work Day” poster several weeks ago, I was excited about the possibility of comrades joining together to celebrate the wonders of pedal power.

Little did I know that the folks at the Alliance for People Powered Transportation had an entire affair designed to award cyclists stretching beyond their comfort zones, to raise local awareness of a growing bicycle commuting population and to build community in general with prizes and food.

I encourage all who breathe to hop on your bike at every opportunity. Reasons for commuting abound, and I’ll leave you with a few listed by the participants on Friday: “I can smell warm currents passing by.” “I can eat more food and not get fat.” “I save money on gas and car repairs.” “I feel connected to the world around me.” See you out there!

Jennifer Gartin

Nevada City

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