month we are celebrating our love of walking and riding bikes. Many of
us Grovers enjoy a daily commute alternative to driving a car so that we
can arrive fresh and ready to make more handmade goodies for you!
I asked a small panel of informed Grovers why they choose to walk or ride a bike to work, and received some great answers. Overall, we do it because we love to be outdoors. It’s good for our health and great for Momma Gaia. It can be faster than driving a car, and is economically savvy. As we collect our thoughts and ride through beautiful neighborhoods, we get excersize to boot. It helps us appreciate our surroundings. Best of all, riding a bike can help a person feel free, independent, and self sufficient.
Here are our favorite quotes from the inquiry:
“There are street treasures to be found...”
“I bike because I only live a couple miles from work.”
“My steed’s name is Olde Blue.”
“I feel like I am alive when I bike.”
Out of the 11 Grove employees who commute daily to work by biking or walking this is how far we travel (in miles). (Note: This is a conservative estimate assuming we go straight from home to work and back, five days a week.)
Collectively we travel:
46.5 miles a day
232.5 miles a week
12,090 miles a year
That’s 12,090 miles of travel every year without pollutants or use of fossil fuels! Wow!
Sean summed it up by saying, “I like the feeling of getting somewhere by your own means, using your own power. Like the feeling of the wind on your face. Like an eagle.” Indeed. goGrove!
by Mike Schultz. He is an oil painter from Ithaca, New York. When he
is not working for Grove, he’s painting and drawing to his heart’s
content. You can see his work on his blog and his website.