Speaking of Candy...
The average person loses 13 lbs. their first year of commuting by bike.
Just three hours of bicycling per week can reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke by 50%.
A 140-pound cyclist burns 508 calories while pedaling 14 miles in an hour.
The U.S. could save 462 million gallons of gasoline a year by increasing cycling from 1% to 1.5% of all trips.
Each U.S. rush-hour auto commuter spends and average of 50 hours a year stuck in traffic.
In 2003, cars stalled in traffic wasted 5 million gallons of fuel.
In 1964, 50% of kids rode to school and the obesity rate was 12%... in 2004, 3% rode to school and the obesity rate was 45%.
Between 1960 and today the average weight of a 6-11 year old has increased 11 pounds.
60% of the pollution created by automobile emissions happens in the first few minutes of operation, before pollution control devices can work effectively.
25% of all trips are made within a mile of the home, 40% of all trips are within two miles of the home, and 50% of the working population commutes five miles or less to work.
I'm just the messenger. All of this is from 1world2wheels.org