OK, so I finally admit that riding a bike is cheaper transportation than driving a car. If you coincidently live far enough away from work, you can definitely lose weight as well. Since I live 25 miles from work, a ride on a bicycle three days a week, well, you do the math. This has helped me to lose 25 lbs., plus it has put a little more pep in the step and allowed me to try out a couple of triathlons too. I would absolutely, without question, take up biking as an exercise routine. If you can get away with riding to work, you take advantage of saving the gas as well. Some companies like mine provide financial assistance for car-pooling, biking, motorcycling to work. I also believe that part of the bailout bill allows for tax breaks for bicycle commuters.