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    Changing habits

    B.B.C.(Before Biking Challenge)

    Drove an average of 40 miles a week to buy food

    Drove an average of 32 miles a week for cardio-fitness classes at a gym

    Bought gas every week

    Used some home-grown garden produce but also gave a lot away, fed some to animals and composted some

    Bought mostly healthy food with occasional lapses


    Threw out food when it no longer seemed useful or appealing

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    Made grocery trips a frenetic multitasking experience, always distracted whether in the car or in the store

    D.B.C. (During Biking Challenge)

    Biked an average of 40 miles a week to buy food

    No longer drove to the gym, since biking provided enough of a cardio workout

    Bought gas 2-3 times a month

    Used garden produce and eggs more creatively and with minimal waste

    Intentional about food purchases, with more focus on nutrient value and minimal packaging


    Wasted much less food and used what was available in a greater variety of ways

    More mentally present throughout the shopping process, both while biking and while at the store

    SOURCE: Susan Bacher