It's no secret cars cost money to fuel and maintain. But when comparing the cost of riding a bike to driving a car, the difference is staggering—2,900 percent staggering (and that's just an estimate of maintenance costs). If you take the time to consider that the only fuel required to power your bicycle is a good, hearty breakfast, you'll think twice the next time you decide to turn the ignition.
Studies show that half of all North Americans live within bikeable distance to their workplace, and travel times can be greatly reduced by cycling. Save time and money? What could be more significant? Well, consider your health. Rather than remaining stationary behind the wheel, biking gets you moving—aerobic exercise moving—which can have huge benefits in terms of weight loss and lowering the risk of heart disease. Consider the reduction in carbon emissions, and you've got a pretty solid case for rethinking your primary mode of transportation.