For Your Health
Just 3 hours of bicycling per week can reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke by 50%.
For the World
The U.S. could save 462 million gallons of gasoline a year by increasing the number of cycling trips from 1% to 1.5%.
For the Future
In 1964, 50% of kids rode to school and the obesity rate was 12%.
In 2004, 3% rode to school and the obesity rate was 45%.
The Facts Speak for Themselves
An easy and accessible solution to some of the world’s most challenging issues is hanging in your garage….your bike!
As an active travel company, going by bike for us is simply natural, but not always as easy as it should be! We want to do our part to inspire others with our passion for the bicycle and to make this activity manageable and safe.
A key goal of One World, Two Wheels is to increase the number of U.S. trips taken by bicycle from 0.5% to 5% by 2017. Through the program, we are working in conjunction with America’s leading bike advocacy groups such as the League of American Bicyclists, the Bikes Belong Coalition, and the International Mountain Biking Association to increase the number of safe routes to schools and workplaces, mountain biking trails, bike friendly cities and National Parks. We have a particular interest in making our National Parks ‘bike friendly’ and we are initiating a leadership role in this movement. Read below for Go by Bike Initiatives!
We All Make A Difference
What Trek Travel is Doing
Our Trek Travel bike tours provide an alternative means of vacationing to traveling by car. They are also a great incentive to get our guests riding at home before and after the trip!
On each Trek Travel trip guests will learn the specific health and environmental benefits that they realized as a result of riding their bike.
Advocating Bike Friendly National Parks
We’ve aligned with LAB, BB, and IMBA to initiate a leadership role in advocating for bike friendly National Parks.
Green Miles Challenge
We’ve established a Green Miles Challenge to encourage our Trek Travel staff to commute by bike both to work and for all trips of two miles or less.
What You Can Do
Ride Your Bike
Especially for trips under two miles. Why? The emission controls on your car are not operating effectively in the first few minutes thus short trips create more pollution.
Get Your Kids to Ride
In 1964 50% of kids rode to school and the obesity rate was 12%…in 2004, 3% rode to school and the obesity rate was 45%. To learn more, check out safe routes to schools.
Get Your Friends to Ride
Challenge them to find out where they can pedal within two miles of their house, then encourage them to take a bike for short trips.
Find valuable information that makes going by bike easy at One World, Two Wheels.
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One World, Two Wheels
League of American Bicyclists (LAB)
Bikes Belong Coalition (BBC)
International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA)
People for Bikes