It's The Lean, Mean, Green Way To Travel

Straight up, riding a bike (BMX or otherwise) is better for your body, spirit and wallet than driving a car. Think about it: Even a deluxe tuneup to your neglected 10-speed costs less than a minor repair to that gas-guzzler in your garage. Factor in the best part of Obama's $700 billion bailout bill -- a $20-per-month, tax-free reimbursement for employees who bike to work -- and you're looking at some serious savings. Need more incentive? Riding a bike will whip you into shape, connect you with your surroundings and expand your world.  (Photo: Sandy Carson)