Top 10 Reasons to Ride

These days, we’re grateful for all the little things. Things that give us peace. Or calm us down. Or shimmer with unexpected beauty. Right now, we’re seeking new ways to live since life as we once understood it is altered. Or old ways made new again by the power of perspective.

For us, biking has always been one of those little things (granted, it’s a big thing too, given our business). But now, more than ever, we think it helps to recall how bikes make us feel; how they transform us; and how they add richness to our lives. This is as true now as it was 100 years ago:

“When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking.”

Sherlock Holmes author, Arthur Conan Doyle, Scientific American, 1896

As part of our 10-year anniversary series, we asked Bikes Make Life Better staff: What’s your main reason for riding a bike? Here’s what they said: