Lance Armstrong Says: Commute by Bike!


Lance Armstrong can do amazing things on a bicycle (most notably, ride it very quickly up very steep mountains). Yet it turns out that, for all the individual glory he has achieved as a professional cyclist, his greatest contribution to cycling may be his promotion of the bicycle as a form of transportation and recreation. Armstrong is about to open an 18,000 square-foot bicycle store in his hometown of Austin, Texas where, apart from selling the usual bicycle products, he will "promote bike culture and bike commuting" by providing showers and a locker room, as well as bicycle storage, for bicycle commuters that lack those facilities at their offices. As Armstrong himself noted, "This city is exploding downtown. Are all these people in high rises going to drive everywhere? We have to promote (bike) commuting..."

So you don't have to have Armstrong's quads to commute to work (although it wouldn't hurt), but having him in your town certainly helps.

Via: ::Grist

See Also: ::Myth No.1 No-one Rides a Bike in Los Angeles, ::Bikes to Fight Crime? A Lance Armstrong Story, ::The One Ton CO2 Project, ::Hollywood Bike Patrol Wants YOU, ::The Soup Peddler--Bicycle Delivery in Austin, Texas, ::20 Cents Per Mile For Bike Commuters in Florida and ::Plug-in Hybrid Campaign in Austin, Texas

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