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Many Tulsans Enjoy Biking To Work

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If you're looking for a little exercise you might be interest to know, that this week is National Bike to Work Week.

While it sounds like a lot of trouble, a growing number of people swear by the practice.

That includes a father and daughter who are biking a 45-mile round trip, every day, to the family business.

They commute from Bixby to the Superior Linen Service just east of downtown.

Doug Waldman says it can be efficient if you spend a lot of time sitting in traffic jams.

While biking usually takes a little longer than a car commute, there are other benefits.

Biking provides great exercise and a big savings on gasoline.

Waldman saves at least 2 gallons, or about $7 every day.

He also estimates that his commute burns 1000 calories a day.

So he has some slack, when he wants a little something extra at lunch or dinner.

Waldman showers when he arrives at work, but says many people with shorter commutes, wouldn't even work up a sweat.

His daughters Laura works with him for her summer job and says she loves the exercise.

She'll tell you it's an enjoyable way to stay fit without having to spend a lot of time in the gym.

At Superior Linen bike commuting has spread to several of the employees, who've seen similar increases in their fitness and disposable incomes.

James Wagner at the Indian Nation Council of Governments, say Google will even create a custom bike route for you, on the search engine's maps page.

He adds that 40% of car trips in the U.S. are less than 2-miles and that distance takes less than 10-minutes on a bike.



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