Biking to work can be good for your health and the environment

This week is national bike to work week, and although temperatures are on the cool side local bike advocates say peddling, as opposed to driving to work has many benefits. WEAU's Drew Williams has more on why biking to work to work can be good for your health but your wallet as well.

Of course we all know that riding your bike to work is good exercise but with the price of gas rising leaving the car at home can save you money as well. During National Bike To Work Week people all over the country are encouraged to opt for two wheels on their daily commute rather than four. Biking to work is a healthy activity but is also good for the environment. Less exhaust emissions in the air and less wear and tear on the roadways. That saves you money on gas and the community on road maintenance. Today I spoke with Bob Eierman chairman for The Eau Claire City Bike and Pedestrian Commission and he has some tips for anyone that is new to biking and thinking of biking to work.

"Get good gear, a good helmet, a good bike that's not going to break down. If you're dealing with any kind of inclement weather be sure you've got good clothes that will keep you warm and dry and all those sorts of things. And then be sure to give yourself plenty of time so that you can do it."

Eierman and The City Bicycle and Pedestrian Commission work with city officials on various projects. The goal is to make Eau Claire an even more bike friendly community.

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