Cycling down the path of life

Invest In Yourself – Buy A Bike

Cycle Up 2013


Buy a bike, and watch your stock go up. If the word ‘bicycle’ is not already on your do-better list of resolutions for this year, then be sure to add it today, before the ink dries. Bicycling simply makes life better and can make your other likely financial, health and fitness goals, and more, all that much easier to attain.

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine recently surveyed their readers by asking what they would do if they had an extra $1,000 right now. The results, published in the February 2013 issue, are not what you might expect. Sure, there’s the not-so-satisfying robo-responses of paying down high-interest debt, topping up the 401(k), or adding to the kids’ 529 college savings plan. However, beyond the usual suspects there was a whole range of ideas about improving your lifestyle, and buying a bike is at the top of the page.

An investment of $1,000 will most definitely get you a great bike to ride to work, with your friends and family, and just for fun. It’s the best medicine for proactive healthcare, will help to reduce your overall transportation costs, and go a long way to making you and your community happier.

Invest in yourself and commit to buying a bike this year. It could be the best decision you make.


Kiplinger's February 2013



  1. Although I have often used the “invest in yourself”, I never heard it used to buy a bike. I bought an inexpensive bike for training and exercising about 20 years ago. I think it has made a difference in my life for the better. The exercise, particularly outdoors helps my feelings of happiness. I know that affects everything else.

    • A few years ago I would have never considered spending $1,000 on a bike. My wife surprised me when she bought a road bike for me a few years back, saving me the agony of parting with the cash. It was the best gift ever, and helped me to push my cholesterol levels back within human standards. There’s no going back for me now. I love to ride and my best friends share my enthusiasm.

      Thanks for sharing your insights KC!