By Kyle Boelte
The humble bicycle is one of the most efficient modes of travel in the world. But that's just the beginning — it's also a helluva good time. In fact, there are few climate-changing actions you can take that are more fun than riding a bike to get around. (Okay, changing lightbulbs has its moments.) Wondering how to get started? We've brought together all the information you'll need to start bike commuting in a hurry.
Two Mornings from Sierra Club National on Vimeo.
Your Bike: What you need to know before picking out a commuter bike.
Your First Day: Think ahead before your first day bike commuting.
Weather: Cyclists bike in all kinds of weather. Find out how.
Female Cyclists: Tips for female cyclists from a female cyclist.
Look Ma, No Car
Talking Bikes with Jan Gehl
Cities across the country are taking the lead in making their streets bike friendly.
Danish architect Jan Gehl is one of the preeminent urban planners in the world. Since the 1960s, he has worked to make Copenhagen a cycling- and pedestrian-friendly city. His work on "human scale" design and the importance of public spaces has lead city planners the world over to rethink the way they design.
Look, It's a Cheatercycle!
Worried about pedaling up hills? SIERRA
magazine explores the world of electric "cheatercycles."