Are Bike Commuters Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?

We’re going to be doing a poll soon asking what the highest level of education commuters have. From what I’ve seen from the comments, our audience, that’s you the reader are smart folks. Heck even Jack has a Masters in something…I think it was Kung Fu…but still its a Masters!

Whether its brain smarts or just straight out being more aware of our surroundings/environment and etc, I personally think bike commuters are a smart bunch of people. What do you think?


  1. Ghost Rider

    “…even Jack has a Masters in something”

    What does that mean? Are you saying that I don’t come off like a smartass know-it-all? If not, I promise to try harder!

  2. Moe

    I is a college dropout….

  3. Dan (on Bike)

    My neighbor bike commutes quite a bit, and he has a PhD. My little BS degree pales in comparison.

  4. Ghost Rider

    Just remember that you don’t have to have a piece of paper telling everyone how smart you are…just by riding a bike, smiling and saving gas money really shouts out “I’m smarter than you” to motorists.

  5. Moe

    I remember reading somewhere that most bike commuters are involved in the tech industry. And remember, Einstein rode a bike…

  6. Noah

    I have a high school diploma. Seriously, that’s the highest level of education I’ve managed to complete thus far. I dropped out of college about 7 years ago, and wish I hadn’t.

  7. Noah

    Oh yes, and for the love of God, don’t be this guy:

  8. Ghost Rider

    Don’t be what? A Republican-basher? Or a bad speller and capitalizer?

  9. Wayne Myer

    Also be a college dropout. But hey, 10 months I couldn’t spell engineer. Now I are one!

  10. Jett

    The single most common profession amongst the bike commuters I come across is College Math Professor, and College Professors in general are quite common. This could be swayed by my location. I live and ride between Georgia Tech and Emory.

  11. Ghost Rider

    It might be swayed by location…besides myself (librarian), the only other local commuters I know are transportation planners and engineers.

    Overall, though, I think that bike commuters demonstrate that they “think outside the box” (pun intended)…perhaps a bit more educated than the average joe; certainly involved work-wise in something that takes a good measure of intellect (tech industry, education, engineering, etc.).

  12. dvicci

    7 years of college and a single degree to show for it… BSW in Social Welfare. I do have 3/4 of an illustration/graphics design degree, and a year in computer engineering (entry level classes) though… so I’m well rounded, if nothing else.

    At least that’s what I tell myself.

  13. Quinn

    I have a diploma and a few random yrs in college. Ghost is right, you don’t Need a piece of paper, though I only have a diploma, I have established myself in social work, and been considered for many management positions (and gotten a few) that on degreed people are considered for.

  14. Ben C

    As a degreed accountant, I can’t say that you don’t need a degree. A degree reflects one of the major accomplishments of life. It reflects dedication and hard work. Going to school is not easy. Especially when our society tells us we must have everything now. We can loose sight of school if we desire to make good money now.

    My two nickels.

  15. RL Policar (Post author)

    I have a degree also. But there are times when I don’t see the benefit of it. The Univ told me that I’ll be making more money, promotions should come easy with a degree. Well all I have to show for it so far is a huge student loan debt that is greater than my annual income….

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