Trend-cycles have accelerated to such exasperating speeds, we can’t possibly keep up with what’s “in” and what’s “out.” But just as diamond rings and Converse All-Stars are timeless, we will always hold love for our bicycles.
Here are five solid reasons why bicycles are here to stay – like, forever.
1 » Ultra-low cost-per-use
Gas ain’t cheap. The only fuel your bike needs is the apple and peanut butter you stuffed in your face five minutes ago. In fact, bicycles can travel up to 1,037km on the energy equivalent of a litre of petrol. Throw in an annual tune-up and you’re good to ride as far and as hard as you like.
2 » Going green isn’t a trend, it’s a solution
It’s taken us longer than we’d hoped, but humanity finally seems to be coming around to the tenants of environmentalism. We still have a long (long long long) way to go, but sustainable solutions are now being preferred to their environmentally taxing alternatives (at least in theory). For this reason (among many others), biking is picking up more momentum. Although this may seem like a trend, a future shift to a less sustainable worldview is not on the horizon. Biking has and always will make sense. We just have one more reason to enjoy it these days.
3 » We need outlets for activity more than ever
The number one reason for lack of exercise is lack of time. It may seem that there’s not enough hours in the day to fit in our exercise, but there is – just as long as we fit it into our existing routines. In droves, people are hopping on the bandwagon and biking to work. The commute may take a little longer, but I don’t see anybody frowning about it. In fact, regular cyclers can expect to be as fit as an average person 10 years younger, and that’s something worth smiling about.
4 » There’s a bike for every situation
Mountains, roads, trails, even rivers – bikes can go anywhere. Bikes have come a long way since the beginning and continue to evolve. But the basics stay the same – two wheels, two bars, two pedals, one seat, and a rolling love for outdoor adventure.
5 » We will always want to be associated with brilliance
Regarded among the best inventions ever, bikes are a pretty smart idea. Cycling solves problems involving health, pollution, fun, and finance. Merely being associated with such brilliance is considered an honour – and all it takes is riding one.