It’s Bike-to-Work Week!
Put down the car keys and hop on the ten-speed: It’s national Bike to Work week! According to the Census Bureau, 99.7 percent of Americans burn gasoline on their way to work, so yes, we’re talking to you. As to the potential benefits, we turn over the mike to cycling enthusiast Julius “Juby” Aulisio of Lakeland, Fla.: “The country would be so much better if everybody commuted [by bike]. We probably wouldn’t have gone to war in Iraq because that was all about oil. The environment would be so much cleaner, and you wouldn’t have road rage because they’d be getting rid of all their excess energy riding. Even if we could get 5 or 10 percent of the people commuting, the benefits to society as a whole would be incredible.” Amen!