National Bike to Work Day is Friday, May 18 and all citizens of McPherson are encouraged to ride their bikes to work. Craft Coffee Parlor will be giving out free coffee for cyclists from 7-9 a.m. on Friday as well.
“We have put together a little deal that anybody who rides their bike to work and shows up at Craft Coffee Shop between the hours of 7 and 9 will get a free cup of coffee,” Ronn Peters said.
Here are some facts about bike commuting:
A daily 4-mile bike commute will save about 66 gallons of fuel per year.
With 350 calories, a bicyclist can travel 10 miles, a pedestrian 3.5 miles and an automobile can go 100 feet.
If the average person biked to work or shopping once every two weeks instead of driving, we could prevent the pollution of close to one billion gallons of gasoline from entering the atmosphere every year.
If American adults each drove one mile less per day, it would reduce the adult obesity rate by 2.16 percent over six years.
Tourism activity brings in $588 million in state and local governmental revenues, each household in Kansas would have to pay $525 to generate this revenue.