Bike Commute Diaries: I’m a Big Spender

19 Nov

When Black Friday comes, I’ll park outside the door. And spend a big wad of money at the most bike-friendly store. Riding my bike has changed my shopping habits: I shop closer to home and more often at small businesses. Great merchandise without the driving and parking hassles and my sales tax stays local.


About the Bike Commute Diaries: Launched in May 2012 for National Bike Month, this series explores the unexpected and surprising things I’ve learned about bicycling for transportation.

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Posted by on November 19, 2012 in Commute Diaries


One response to “Bike Commute Diaries: I’m a Big Spender

  1. ladyfleur

    November 19, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    For the locals, here are some favorite apparel stores with great bike routes/parking:

    Palo Alto
    * Stanford Shopping Center: nice racks at Macy’s women’s (garage size), Macy’s men’s (in front of Coldwater Creek), Nordstrom (by the outdoor cafe)
    * Title 9 on Hamilton Ave: bike corral two doors down
    * Town & Country Shopping Ceter: Athleta, plus A Street Bike Named Desire, Books Inc, etc (racks throughout)
    * Famous Footwear on University Avenue

    Mountain View
    * Kohl’s at San Antonio Shopping Center (rack on Showers Drive side)

    Los Altos
    * Shunzi and Famous Footwear on Main Street


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