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Now that you’re a college student, budgeting is important. For students looking to save as much as they can, riding a bike is a great way to save. By riding a bike you avoid having to pay costly parking permit fees and potential parking violations (which can be expensive!). This leaves you with extra spending cash for books or for fun date nights with friends.
You’ll Never Have To Worry About Circling For Parking Again
While many universities exceed 20,000 in student population; there simply isn’t enough parking for them all. UCLA alum, Megan Hirsch, says it would take her on average, 35 minutes to find a parking spot. She eventually decided to avoid the hassle that comes with looking for parking. “Looking for parking was a constant struggle. It’s tough to find open spots and times when you do, there’s always aggressive student drivers trying to bully you out of your spot. I eventually decided to avoid driving and started riding my bike. ” universities have bike racks all throughout campus which makes it convenient and hassle free to park your bike near class, explains Megan.
Since your bike runs on pedal power instead of gas, riding your bike is cost free. According to AAA the cost of owning a car increased nearly 2 percent in 2012 to $8,946. In addition to saving on fuel, students who chose to ride instead of drive also save on the cost it takes to maintain a car.
Bikes Are Low Maintenance
Unlike cars, bikes don’t require regular oil changes and as frequent tire upkeep. On average costs to repair a bike don’t exceed $50 which is much lower than the average trip to your local auto mechanic. As the mileage increases on your car, so can the necessary repairs … and repair costs can stack up!
Free Gym On Wheels
Riding to class can help beat the freshman 15. College is a time of change, and the stress of acclimating to school can trigger overeating. People sometimes eat in response to anxiety, homesickness, sadness, or stress, and all of these can be part of adapting to being away at school. Riding a bike is a great form of exercise that can aid cope with the stresses of college life and help fight off any weight gain.
Riding to class is a great way for college students to save money. In addition to money saved, biking is a great to relax after a long, stressful day of classes. Riding a bicycle helps calm and clear the busy minds of college students.