Suburban Assault

World Commute – promoting the idea of “Greater Health. Healthier Environment”

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Graphic From WorldCommute.com

I’m not exactly sure which one of the blogs I’m following lead me to World Commute, but I’m grateful for the link.

I’ve been back on the bike for over a year now – and in full force. It isn’t just on the weekends or whenever I get time, either — I’m all about riding as much as I can, whenever I can. I’ve become addicted.

Unfortunately, since my 14 year old cycle computer died, keeping track of how many miles I’ve traveled has been a bit difficult. That was until I discovered World Commute – the coolest online tool to track your milage. The great thing about World Commute is that it is absolutely free to use. Plus, although ‘powered by Cat Eye‘, there’s no need for a cycle computer to use the site. Admittedly, having a cycle computer would make distance tracking much easier. If you’re without a cycle computer, all you need is a way to calculate your route distance.

Graphic from WorldCommute.com

Graphic from World Commute.com

World Commute is easy to use. Simply create an account, log in and track you miles. The interface is very intuitive and fun to work with. It even has tools to track how much gas and money you’ve saved as well as your carbon offset and health points. The greatest thing that I find with the site is it’s potential to do more for its users. According to World Commute, they are “a not-for-profit, free social-network website to encourage, promote and track the use of non-motorized transportation around the world.”  To me, it’s an opportunity to develop a community of like-minded people who want to do more for themselves and our planet.

I’ve yet to log in to any of the groups because there are so many other great tools, including a good resource for tips and knowledge as well as the latest news in non-motorized commuting.

Example Chart From World Commute. Please visit there site.

Example Chart From World Commute. Please visit their site.

Since I’m able to track my milage so well, I’ve found myself pushing for more miles on my commutes. I’m continuously trying to outdo myself from the previous month.

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Written by dickdavid

July 20, 2009 at 10:35 pm

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  1. Hello! Thanks for the kind words. We are pleased that you enjoy the site. We will have some fun group and challenge features available here in September to help generate some friendly competition. Until then keep up the great work commuting – every bit counts! Tailwinds and safe commutes, Ellen

    Ellen

    July 22, 2009 at 9:42 am

  2. My pleasure, Ellen! I just hope more folks sign up on your site.

    dickdavid

    July 24, 2009 at 4:32 pm


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