Day 18: Bike to Work

This post is part of the 21 Days to a Manlier Green series

 I bike everywhere. In 2011, I sold my car and I haven’t driven a vehicle since. I haven’t needed to. I am lucky to live in a place where I can get by perfectly well without a bike.

Yet, many people in the U.S. can’t do without a car. This isn’t their fault but the fault of a long history of urban and city planning built around an American dream of car ownership.

More and more of my generation, however, are giving up on the idea that owning a car is a marker of making it in the world.

Even if you aren’t able to give up driving, maybe you can take steps to drive less. If you live close enough to your work to bike, I suggest you give it a try.

Before hitting the road, make sure you know how to stay safe. Just like driving a car, there are rules and guidelines you need to follow when biking. Here is the Ultimate Guide to Bike Safety.

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