Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Pastries by bike: Half the price and half the guilt

We've been connecting with many businesses around town that are taking steps to be green, and with this, many want to be a part of building a bike-friendly community. We have secret plans to shamelessly plug for several of these local green entrepreneurs, but today we have to tip our helmets to Burien Press.

In addition to discounts offered to customers that bring in a Link light rail ticket, Burien Press offers half-price off all pastries for customers arriving by bike!

So if you do the math.... the average trip an American makes is between 2 and 3 miles. Most estimates are that you burn about 35 calories for each mile you bike. So you're probably burning off about half of that pastry just getting there. And if you only have to pay for half of it in the first place, it's pretty much a free pastry. Right?

Now if we could just get a bike rack right in front of the shop all would be right in the world.

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