Linus Bike Comments on the Increase in Commuter Cyclists

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Commuter bikes manufacturer and distributor, Linus Bike, releases comment following a New York Times article offering benefits of bike riding over automobile transportation both personally and environmentally.

On July 16th, 2012, Linus Bike released a statement regarding the increase of cyclists popping up all over country. An increasing number of people seem to be opting for commuter bikes rather than carbon emitting four-wheeled automobiles.

The soaring price of gas is a key factor in the recent increase in the popularity of bicycles as a primary mode of transportation. For some, environmental issues, such as the emission of large quantities of carbon into the air, are reasons in and of themselves to reduce the amount of fuel-powered vehicles on the streets. Additionally, many cyclists wish to improve their own health.

For many people, bike riding to work is a great way to fit in exercise. A lot of people have office jobs, where they work indoors for eight or more hours a day. This can have a negative effect on the human body if exercise is not applied before or after work. According to an article in the New York Times, bike riding offers the opportunity to breathe in fresh air while keeping the bones, joints, and muscles moving.

The article states: “If I didn’t bike to work, I’d spend my weekdays almost entirely indoors … On the bike, I get trees, air and a great way to get to know city neighborhoods. Of course, I also get bad weather and city traffic. But it’s worth the trade-off. The weather’s not often inclement, and rain and snow have their charms.” Not-to-mention, cyclists save large percentages of money every year that would have been otherwise pumped away into gas tanks.

Of course, like driving a car, riding a bicycle has its dangers. That is why it is imperative to be as safe a possible, which means always wearing a helmet, staying within bike lanes or to the side of traffic, and keeping eyes open at all times.


Linus Bikes is a California-based bicycle manufacturer that specializes in creating vintage style city bikes and commuter bikes. Not simply a bicycle company, Linus Bikes sells a complete line of accessories for the environmentally conscious and for those who have a fondness for European style bicycles and the great tradition of European cycling.

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