Using two wheels as transportation is an easy choice in the summer. Now that we’ve turned back the clock and nights are getting longer, you’re likely hesitating to hop on a bicycle.

Commuting by bike this season doesn’t have to be dangerous or unpleasant.  The Vancouver Courier says keep peddling! Here are their four reasons to ride through the rain and windstorms:

“Cycling saves you money.”
A solid bike might set you a couple of hundred dollars at first, but it beats fumbling with coins and cards to regularly pay for parking, gas and transit fare.

“Cycling keeps you healthy.”

Even at a recreational pace cycling can burn 500 to 600 calories an hour. Cycling also has no impact and is easy on the joints for those who are looking for a way to get active without the pain.