Biking to work is in the DNA of our company. Our bike-friendly community and the Feedback Sports office culture are both supportive of riding our bikes to work. And every October, the Feedback Sports staff in Golden, Colorado participates in our regional transportation board "Go-Tober" bike to work challenge.
What is Go-Tober?
During October, employers and commuters across the region track their eco-friendly trips to save money, improve their environmental impact and compete for prizes. At Feedback, we spend the month of October encouraging our employees to take and track eco-friendly trips for the chance to win prizes. And, employers who top the leaderboard in one of five company size categories will earn paid media recognition after the event ends in November.
Why ride to work?
The reasons for riding a bike to work are nearly endless, but here are a few.
Health benefits: Biking to work is a great way to get exercise, which has many health benefits, including reducing the risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and some types of cancer. It can also help improve your mood, energy levels, and sleep quality.
Environmental benefits: Biking to work is a zero-emission form of transportation, which means it doesn't produce any air pollution or greenhouse gases. This is good for the environment and for your health.
Financial benefits: Biking to work is free, so you can save money on gas, parking, and car maintenance.
In addition to these three main reasons, there are many other benefits to riding a bike to work, such as:
- It's a fun and enjoyable way to commute.
- It's a great way to explore your city or neighborhood.
- It can help you reduce stress and improve your mental health.
- It's a good way to meet new people and make friends.
You too can get started riding your bike to work!
If you're thinking about riding a bike to work, there are a few things you can do to make it easier:
- Choose a route that is safe and comfortable.
- Invest in a good bike and helmet.
- Dress in layers so you can adjust to the temperature.
- Bring a change of clothes if you get sweaty.
- Start slowly and gradually increase the distance you ride.
If you have a long commute, you may want to consider getting an electric bike. Electric bikes can help you pedal faster and farther, making them a good option for people with longer commutes or hills.
Biking to work is a great way to improve your health, the environment, and your wallet. If you're able to, we encourage you to give it a try!