Sunday, August 28, 2005

Why I Bike Commute

I have been doing my best to commute by bike 3 or 4 days a week. It is a great way to fit in training, saves money and is a good thing for the world. With all the fuss over gas prices, I decided to figure out exactly how much money commuting was saving.

Car (gas guzzling Jeep Wrangler): 18 mpg
Trip: 40 miles round trip
Gas price: $2.70/gal (I put the cheap crap in the Jeep)
Cost/day: $6

So, if I commute 4 days per week, that is $96/month. If I only get in 3 days/week, it is $72/month. If gas is $3/gal, those figures are $106 and $80 respectively. That is a lot of money! With all that savings I could buy some nice bike parts at the end of the year. :)


At 7:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

don't forget to calculate the true cost of gas. By that I mean the environmental and societal impact. Good for you for riding your bike from Issaquah.


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