Heather Burns has seen it all on the Great Bike Ride Across Iowa, from collisions with trucks to thunderstorms to bad hair days. But getting to spend time with Dad (and eating lots of pie) make it worth it.
The Crash -- yes, it deserves a capital "c" -- left Amanda Batty face-down in a pile of rocks, in the middle of a national bicycling race last year. The most amazing part? Batty didn't just survive; she won the race.
If losing weight, improving your general health, saving fuel costs and just having fun aren't reasons enough, there is further encouragement to get in the saddle for National Bike to Work Day, and every day: some of your favorite athletes do it.