So many of us depend on our cars to get around -- but, in addition to guzzling gas, this habit allows us to be sedentary in our travel, starting a day-long trend of staying still. And recent studies have linked the amount of time spent sitting down to a higher risk of death.
To remind us to get moving, the League of American Bicyclists designated this past week as National Bike to Work Week. And to commemorate the occasion, Performance Bicycle agreed to give one lucky Healthy Living reader a free $749 bike. To enter, we asked you to comment or tweet, telling us why you love to bike.
From personal fitness to environmental equilibrium, here are 50 of your best responses.