Bicycling Magazine gave 50 bikes to 50 people to see how biking might change their lives:
What could be more mundane than what John F. Kennedy called “the simple pleasure of a bike ride?” And yet even on the simplest ride, so much happens: We feel things, see things, think things, and say things that we otherwise might not. It all adds up to something more powerful, and more ineffable, than a few sentences can express.
I biked to work two days this week for Bike to Work Week and loved loved loved it! for exactly the reasons mentioned here. There’s something about a bike ride, so simple, so pure… The two days I rode to work I arrived refreshed and energized, and both of those were overall just great days all around, thanks in no small part to the fact that I started and ended them on my bike.