You see a unman riding their bike through the traffic and their going faster then you could even imagine. Don’t you wish you could be that person on the bike and escape this traffic jam? Well you CAN! B. Even on campus, I bet you’ve all noticed those kids that ride their bikes to class. They get to class on time and a lot faster. At some point in your life, you’ve probably have chosen your bike to get somewhere like school or a friends house. C. I for one try’ to walk or use my bike as transportation at any time I can. It makes me feel better about myself when avoid cars and I’ll tell you why d.
Riding a bike instead of driving is better for the environment, your wallet, and your health. E. During this time will first discuss with you about how avoiding the use of cars won’t pollute our environment. Will then secondly talk about how switching to a bike will save you money. Finally I will end this with the benefits of riding a bike has on your health. Transition: To begin, lees ride right into why driving is harmful to our environment. Grant Peterson even said, “Think of bicycles as readable art that can just about save the world. ” II. T Argument a. Riding your bike is pollutant free 1 . About half of the greenhouse emissions produced each year are from gas guzzling transportation. Cycling is one way a household can reduce its contribution to pollution. 2. Cars produce an average of 0. Egg of CA per km traveled. A bike contributes nothing to greenhouse gases or pollution. So for each km you ride instead Of drive, you are saving exactly 0. Egg of CA . Stop- start driving or when engines don’t properly warm up cause fuel to burn less efficiently and higher level of emissions. 3.
According to the Nationwide Personal Transportation Survey, 82% of car trips are made within 5 miles or less. 60% of car emissions occur within the first few minutes of operation. Because these local trips are fairly short, they are more polluting then longer trips. 4. Some would say that riding a bike around town is dangerous and you are at risk of getting hit by cars. 5. However, deaths due to cycling per year are around 618. Deaths due to car accidents per year are 40,000 according to the Institute in the journal Injury Prevention of Fox News.
Therefore, when aiding a bike one should always wear safety gear such as a helmet and have proper reflectors attached to the bike. Also, most towns and cities have a cycling lane for bike riders so its important to stay within those lines when riding a bike downtown. Transition: Breaking news: I just saved a bunch of money on my car insurance by switching to… Cycling?! Ill. 2nd Argument a. Riding your bike instead of driving saves you money. 1 . Instead of spending your money at the pump wasting hundreds of dollars on gas each month, you can be saving that money when riding a bike since ekes don’t require gas at all.
Better yet you could swap your car for a bike and by doing this you can save thousands of dollars each year! 2. The average bike cost around 300$. You could even find a used one for less than 100$. The average car cost about You could find a decently used one for around 3,000$. But not to mention the monthly cost along with insurance, maintenance, and gas. That can leave you with tens of thousands of dollars each year just for your car! With this money being drained into your car, where’s the money for boosting our economy? 3.
According to the Grist, an article titled “how bicycling will save the economy (if we let it). Eely Blue says that ditching your car for a bike not only saves you thousands of dollars every year, it boosts local businesses. She says, “It’s amazing how much money can stay in your community when it isn’t being pumped into the gas tank, big insurance, and the auto market,” So basically the less money you spend on your car contributes to the small businesses and restaurants that are thriving in your community that boost the economy.
Transition: Bill Strickland, The Quotable Cyclist once said,”For instance, the icicle is the most efficient machine ever created: Converting calories into gas. ” ‘V. Ad argument a. Riding a bike is better for your health 1 . Riding a bike is one of the easiest things one can do. It’s something weve all learned at a young age and it’s something you just don’t forget how to do. It’s also one of the easiest ways you can get in shape. 2. Cycling is a good way to lose those unwanted pounds. Steady cycling burns approximately 300 calories per hour. If you cycle for 30 minutes every day you would burn 1 1 pounds of fat in a year.
Since it helps build muscle, cycling will also boost your metabolic rate long after you’ve finished your ride. 3. According to the British Medical Association, cycling just 20 miles a week can reduce the risk of heart disease by 50%. A major study of 1 0,000 suggested that those who cycled 20 miles over the period of a week were half as likely to suffer heart disease as those who didn’t ride their bikes. It’s something you don’t need to wedge into your schedule either if you already use your bike to run local errands. You’re already getting a workout just by riding from point A to point B.