The first thing is to find that perfect route, not only one that gets you to work (that is the idea I guess) but also one that will really let you enjoy the commute! When you find a route I suggest a dress rehearsal or two on non work days. Ride the route and check out anything that might deter you from getting back on the bike to commute. The deterrent may be too busy of street, a dog, a busy school area.......lot's of things can keep you off your bike so find a route that is as close to perfect as possible, and make it a fun route also! Riding through a park is a great way to witness the change of seasons and see some amazing sunrises or sunsets! :)
|The Scenery of Bike Commuting|
The most important thing I have learned, and have to remind myself all the time, is that bike commuting is certainly not an "all or nothing" commitment. Everyone is busy but there is always a day here or there where a bike commute is possible. Once you get a couple of bike commute days in, you won't want to stop! And be sure to have your phone handy for some amazing photos - you see things on a bike you never notice in a car!
Take a chance and head to work on your bike!