Growing up on bikes
We love biking! As a family, biking has always been a part of life. Our boys are growing up thinking that it is completely normal to hop in the trailer instead of the car. I hope to keep it that way. This year, the Bustamante family has decided to bike more and drive less. This is our attempt at documenting that journey. If we didn't have another year on our Prius lease, we'd be car-free. Since that is not an option right now, we pledge to become "car-freer". *UPDATE: the car is gone! We are officially CAR FREE!!!*
My hope is that we are able to share with others the joy of using bikes as transportation, entertainment, and exercise. Most importantly, I just want to show that it is not only possible to choose pedaling over driving, but it's actually easier than you think.
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Sacramento Kidical Mass
May 26th, 5pm
We're having another evening picnic Kidical Mass ride! Meet at Discovery Park near the bathrooms at the archery field. Bring dinner for your family and a blanket to sit on. Afterwards, we'll ride a family-friendly loop along the American River Parkway.
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elMundo BionX Party
June 9th 12-6pm
Join Yuba Bicycles and Practical Cycle for a celebration honoring the all-new elMundo BionX cargo bike. Discover the ease of car-free family mobility. Demo rides! Free raffle! Snacks and drinks!
Miles Ridden Since March 1, 2012:
This has become just a rough estimate because I ride too much to keep exact numbers now. Plus, it only reflects my mileage, not Jose's.
Using a rough estimation of the cost of driving being $.60/mile for our former car
Carbon Emissions Avoided:
Assuming the EPA's calculation of 19.4 pounds of carbon emissions per gallon of gas and we drove a Prius which gets on average 40 mpg