We had quite a year of riding…and our “club” of Bikecommuters.com readers who are also Bikejournal.com users posted some big numbers in our inaugural year.
As you can see from the sidebar (just below the links to our Interbike 2008 coverage), Bikecommuters.com/Bikejournal.com “club” members posted 41796 miles, saving $7592.94 in gasoline costs and preventing the release of 45975.6 lbs. of C02 into the atmosphere. All this from a group of 39 members…with only a dozen or so who regularly post their mileage to the club page!!! Bravo to each and every one of you!
The club leader this year was Alan Field (user “Fatall”) of Melbourne, Australia, who posted a whopping 4604 miles for 2008. For Bikecommuters.com staff members, our own Russ Roca handily led the pack, coming in at #5. Former staff member Lance Lowry came in at #7, I came in at #10, Moe was at #12 and former staff member Jeff Rossini rounded things out at #14.
Posting miles is a lot of fun, and we like to showcase our combined efforts on the sidebar there. If you are a Bikejournal.com user, please consider joining our “club” (search for “www.bikecommuters.com” in the club search area). If you’re NOT a Bikejournal.com user, please consider that…it’s free for a basic membership and it is a great way to log your ride particulars and meet new cyclists in your area.
Happy riding in 2009!
A note about the gasoline savings: Normally, when I update our club stats (done periodically throughout the year…approximately once a month), I use the current average U.S. gasoline price as published by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on their Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update page. For the year-end tally, I used their averaged gasoline price for the entire year of 2008, which is posted at their Short Term Energy Outlook page. In all of these calculations (gas savings and C02 emissions), we use an average mileage rate of 18 MPG…