Today I am giving thanks for the nice ride bikes that I utilized all summer!
I wrote about a post about our commuter bike program earlier this year when I first purchased my annual membership. I loved it from the get go and got so much use out of it. I totally fell head-over-heels in love with biking. I biked to work. I biked to the grocery store. I biked to church. I biked to meet friends out at a bar downtown. I bike home from happy hour. I biked home from a night out on the town (that was probably my most interesting ride home...).
Sadly, they put the bikes away this past weekend in preparation for our winter. I was sad to see them go as it was a quick and easy way to cover distance. It most certainly contributed to how little I drove this summer in fall. In fact - I went from September 16th until October 30th without getting gas!!! Isn't that incredible? During that time, I was traveling quite a bit, so that is part of the reason why I wasn't driving much, but on top of that, I biked everywhere. I can probably count on one hand the number of times I drove to get groceries. I am really proud of myself for embracing the European way of life and relying on a bike and my feet to get me everywhere!
Without further ado, here are my stats from late July - November 6th!
I look forward to the day in April when the bikes return. I will greatly miss biking to work. I always felt so chic and sort of French when I would to work in dresses or skirts or when I biked to work in skinny jeans + boots with my striped messenger bag that was made in France! Oh la la, how I loved biking everywhere!