- The best road to progress is freedom's road. John F. Kennedy
Learn to Ride a Bike
It's better than car!
When compared to the bike the car doesn’t even come close when it comes to the initial purchase price. An average four-cylinder car goes for approximately 15,000-20,000 dollars, whereas an average bike costs around 800 dollars, and that is with the accessories included. The most expensive bike that could be possibly bought is still cheaper than the cheapest new car in any showroom. Buying a bike saves you a lot of money.
Another cost analysis comes into question when correlating the maintenance costs involved. Research compiled by the CAA shows that for an average commute of thirty miles, a driver needs to liberate 300 dollars a month. This figure includes insurance, depreciation, gas, oil, and tires. Monthly maintenance for a bicycle, on the other hand, amounts to 30 dollars and includes tires, chains, air pump as well as oil. Looking at the yearly maintenance cost, whereas the price tag for an automobile is 3,600 dollars, 300 dollars is all that’s needed to keep your two-wheeler in check.
Finally, the health issue. Concerning one’s own health, riding a bike burns 700 calories in a 45 minute commute compared to 75 calories being burned sitting in a car for that same duration.