In the U.S., 40% of trips are two miles or less, and 90% of those trips are made by car. 25% of carbon dioxide emissions come from motor vehicles, and driving releases 20 lbs. of carbon dioxide pollution per gallon of gas. Is that enough to make you want to reconsider your mode of transportation?
After realizing this great opportunity to help fight climate change, CLIF BAR created a competition to see how many car trips could be replaced with a bike instead. They call it the 2 Mile Challenge. CLIF BAR is out to inspire people to avoid 100,000 car trips, and will award $100,000 in grants along the way.
The cost of operating a car per year is $5,170, compared to $120 a year for a bike, and if 1 out of every 10 car commuters switched to a bike, CO2 emissions would be reduced by 25.4 million tons per year. Don’t you think it’s about time to start peddling?
To participate visit 2milechallenge.com to register, pick your team and start pedaling your bike to earn points and move the goodness forward.
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