Bikes are amazing machines. The bicycle is a tremendously efficient means of transportation. In fact cycling is more efficient than any other method of travel–including walking!
It takes less energy to bicycle one mile than it takes to walk a mile. In fact, a bicycle can be up to 5 times more efficient than walking. If we compare the amount of calories burned in bicycling to the number of calories an automobile burns, the difference is astounding. One hundred calories can power a cyclist for three miles, but it would only power a car 280 feet!
These remarkable numbers coupled with the affordability are a huge part of the reason there are over 2 billion bikes in the world. This leads people to create astonishing tools based on bikes
While on vacation in Belize I saw a country where bikes our number cars. It was wonderful and the people’s creative ways impressive. From a movable fruit stand that can also transport your daughter to school to new uses for palm fronds, a beautiful land full of beautiful people.
I invite you to look around and find a way to make this wonderful machine a greater part of your life!