What I learned while bike commuting year-round

Car-free TikToker Jenna Phillips shares the transformative effect of bike commuting and the products that make her commute better

Jenna Phillips
(Image credit: Jenna Phillips)

For me, like many others, 2021 was a year of change. I moved, I tripled my transit commute, I broke my foot and I made a TikTok account — a combination I wouldn’t have guessed would change my day-to-day life so immensely. 

While recovering from my broken foot, my physical therapist suggested getting back into biking with an e-bike. Using Portland's bike share program, Biketown, was the perfect chance for me to use the e-bike without committing to the large price point of a brand new bike. At the time, the bike share system had recently been made entirely electric, providing a great opportunity to experience e-bikes before buying one. One ride in and I was hooked. 

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Jenna Phillips