Next, via Bicycle Retailer and Industry News, some statistics from Bikes Belong that support why we need to get more kids on bikes. A couple of eye-opening facts:
- Adoescents who bike or walk to school watch less TV and are less likely to smoke than their peers who are driven to school. They also get more overall physical activity.
- Youth who commute to school by motorized transport gain an average of 2-3 pounds per year more than those who actively commute to school.