Some myths about urban bicycling sent to us from Madison, Wisconsin (easily one the best biking cities in the U.S.A., and it doesn’t hurt a bit to have 50,000 university students living in the center of a city ).
- That you have to be in good shape to bike.
- That you have to have a “good” bike.
- That you can drive a car faster (including the time it takes to park the gas-guzzler and then walk the rest of the way) to the drug store or supermarket ..or even to your chosen house of worship a.k.a. church. mosque, synagogue or just your favorite sunny sport under a flowering dogwood than a bike.
- That fat (i.e. “calorie challenged ” ) people don’t bike.
- That you get cold riding in the (Charlotte’s) winters.(The opposite is true if you bundle up a little and make sure to cover your neck).