Another great year of riding for our Bikecommuters.com/Bikejournal.com “club” ; although we are down almost 2000 miles from last year’s tallies, the club group has ridden 40008 miles, saved $5223.26 in gas money and prevented 44008 lbs. of CO2 from being released into the atmosphere. Great work!!!
After leading in the club standings for nearly the entire year, our friend Dean Peddle (6198.8 miles) was narrowly edged out by user “jfracine” (6506.6 miles), who escaped the harsh cold of Canada to more cycling-friendly California and was thus able to rack up more miles on the bike. I finished at a distant 6th place…with just under 2500 miles for the year.
If you’re into this sort of thing, 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 â€śclubâ€? (search for â€śwww.bikecommuters.comâ€? in the club search area). If youâ€™re NOT a Bikejournal.com user, please consider thatâ€¦itâ€™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 2010!
A note about the gasoline savings: Normally, when I update our club stats (done periodically throughout the yearâ€¦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 2009, 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 MPGâ€¦