2008 was a memorable year for Bike Commuters. With gasoline soaring over 4 bucks per gallon, the bicycle was suddenly a very viable and affordable form of transportation. Being Bike Commuters has its ups (mostly) and downs; we learned that a lot of you ride for fitness, the environment, stress relief and mostly because it is just too darn fun.
We also had a few stories of Bike Commuters being hit by cars (Jack’s own wife was a victim of an SUV), falls due to distraction, (doooh!) and one of bike commuter’s worst nightmare: Having you bike stolen.
We also reviewed a ton of stuff and we were part of the 2nd Urban Bicycle Commuter Expo , organized by our friends from CICLE.ORG, and the Tampa Bay area Bicycle Bash by the Bay put on by Southwest Florida Bicycle United Dealers (SWFBUD).
I also had the chance to be one of the first bloggers to actually ride the IV-1, a bike that can be made of recyclable parts.
We also received a lot of Bike Commuter Profiles, although I had to bribe some of you with stickers! It was great to put faces with names and to spread some “Internet Celebrity” among our fellow commuters.
We also want to thank YOU, our loyal readers. We love your comments, opinions, bike commuter profiles, guest articles, guest reviews, how to’s and your generosity by supporting our site sponsors.
We hope that 2009 will be a great year for Bike Commuters; for those of us who are not Winter Warriors, I hope that as soon as the snow melts you will be back on the bike because we DO make a difference.
The BikeCommuters.com crew: Moe, RL, Jack, Russ and Priscilla