San Diego is Bringing Back Fun Friday!

Written by Plant With Purpose on May 18, 2010 in General

by Corbyn Small

Calling all San Diegans! Does anybody else think it is totally crazy that San Diego isn’t a bicycling metropolis? Shouldn’t there be more bicycles on the road than cars? I just read that our average high temperature in SD is 71 degrees and there are only 40 some days a year with a measurable amount of rain. That’s 325 days a year that we could be starting and ending our day at work with a bike ride! It’s a pretty darn sunny place (please reference exhibit A below).

Well, this Friday join Plant With Purpose in supporting San Diego’s bike to work day! Register here!

Here’s some of the added benefits to biking to work:

~Exercise- Get healthy! Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend 150 minutes of moderate exercise for adults between 18-65 years old per week. If your bike ride to work is at least 15 minutes, then that means you can skip that gym membership and just spend more days riding to work!

~Cost- Save money! Gas prices are spiking, heading upward as we come into summer. You can’t pay less than $3 a gallon. That’s not the only cost though… I don’t even want to talk about car maintenance costs: oil, tires, air fresheners, transmissions, clutches, etc! Make your gas tank and your car’s life last longer by giving it some time off from the daily commute.

~Environment- It’s just plain better for our earth to have less cars on the road!

Hope to see you on the road on Friday! Let us know how far your commute is and how long it takes you to ride your bike! Mine takes me 40 minutes (the exact length of my favorite ipod mix) and is 10 miles on the dot!


Corbyn Small serves as Plant With Purpose’s Outreach Coordinator. He cultivates relationships with donors, churches, artists and musicians to generate interest and enthusiasm for Plant With Purpose’s life-changing programs. He is also responsible for the volunteer and intern opportunities in the Plant With Purpose office.

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