Let's ride! Pedal power is airy, sweaty, liberating – and exhaust-free. This week's tips are about how to make your bicycle even greener.
Tip #1: Build or Buy Used
Looking for a bicycle? Consider skipping the big-box sporting-goods store. Instead, visit a used-bike shop, browse pre-owned bikes on Craigslist , or build your own two-wheeler out of recycled parts at a bicycle collective near you . You'll save money, support your local bicycle gurus, and conserve the energy and mineral resources required to manufacture a new bicycle.