One thing people use every day is cars, but what some people never see is that people also use bikes. People use bikes every day to get to work and other places. Imagine a world where there were no cars and only bikes—would our world look the same, or would it be way different? This essay will be talking about how bikes can change the world.
Bikes are really important to health--Better Health Channel says that the bike has a huge health benefit and that it helps our environment. Unlike cars, bikes don't use gas and they don’t put bad toxins into the air. Not only that, but the bike can help a single person to stay healthy. Bikes improve your cardio and it helps you lose weight. It also helps your heart, lungs and prevents cardiovascular diseases. Bikes also help people with disabilities who have been paralyzed. They found that when they used bikes, they were able to gain strength in their legs to feel them again.
In class, the topic is about how one bike can change one person’s life in Africa. What the class learned is that some people have to walk miles and miles just to get water—and when they run out of water, they have to go get some more. If they had a bike, they could carry five times more and halve the travel time. Instead of walking 3 hours there and back, it would only take 3 hours total. We watched a video called Water Within Reach. It talks about a 5 year old girl who has to walk 3.7 miles just to fill up a tea kettle of water. She has to do that walk almost every day.
If thinking about it, bikes are our future. Millions of people in Africa need bikes, and many people in the world also need bikes. With bikes, we can solve many problems that we otherwise couldn't—whether it's from easy transportation or helping our environment. I want you to imagine what the world would look like in 25 (plus) years. Will there be more bikes or more cars? I'm sure most people would say cars. If people didn't know, cars are one of the leading causes of global warming. If humans use bikes, we don't have to worry about that—and that's why I think bikes are really important.
All of this brings me to my answer—my answer to how can bikes change the world. It's simple: bikes are already changing the world. Every day, thousands of people ride bikes, which changes the world in ways like global warming and even transportation. Bikes keep people healthy making the world a better place.