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How to save money by cycling

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n addition to the satisfaction of using eco-friendly, healthy transportation, cyclists can get something else for meeting the challenge of cycling in and around Boston: discounts at more than 100 businesses. Started by two brothers, one of whom was then a college junior, the Bicycle Benefits Program is simple to join. Just buy a sticker for $5 at any of the participating restaurants, services, or stores, stick it on your helmet, and show it off next time you want some speedy savings in Massachusetts or more than 15 other states and Canadian provinces.Vallejo

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States with the lowest levels of cycling have, on average, the highest rates of obesity, high blood pressure, and diabetes. Between 1960 and 200, when cycling levels fell 67 percent, obesity increased 241 percent.

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