Thursday, March 22, 2007

Help me pay for my addiction!

So, I do a lot of my training by commuting to and from work. Now with the Bicycle Commuter act, you can help me get paid to train! Woohoo... almost like a pro!

Here's an excerpt from the USA Cycling newsletter. Please follow the link and help get this act passed.

The Bicycle Commuter Act (H.R.807, S.2635) is presently before Congress. It would provide a tax benefit to employers who offer cash reimbursements to employees who ride to work in order to help defray their commuting costs. All this requires is an amendment to the Transportation Fringe Benefit of the tax code to extend the definition of "transportation" to include bicycles. Employers are given the flexibility to set their own levels of benefit payments and the bike commuter can use those payments to pay for a bike, accessories, safety equipment, insurance, and locker or shower fees. In order to show your support for the bill go to

The League of American Bicyclists link helps you sign a series of form letters to your congressional representatives in both the House and Senate. It's easy as riding a bike. Help out! I'm liking the idea of getting paid to ride.