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Jakarta Post

Club turns four, wishes for more followers

  • Hasyim Widhiarto, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

<P><LEADPARA>Sekar Dinihari, 40, a pneumonia survivor and member of Bike to Work (B2W) community, said bicycling has made her life more vibrant.</LEADPARA>   /   Mon, August 31 2009   /  12:12 pm

Every morning on weekdays, since last year, the mother of three, who lives in Bogor, West Java, never forgets to bring along her folding bicycle onto an intercity bus that takes her from Bogor bus terminal to Lebak Bulus terminal, South Jakarta. From Lebak Bulus, she pedals for four kilometers to an international school in Pondok Indah, also in South Jakarta, where she works as a librarian. "Riding a bicycle makes me feel healthier and has also boosted my spirit," Sekar told The Jakarta Post Friday. Meanwhile, Ella Serdani, 30, another cyclist, underlined the economic benefits of her latest transportation option. The mother of two, who cycles from her house in Slipi, West Jakarta, to her office in Cipete, South Jakarta, said she used to spend at least Rp 50,000 (US$5) every day on taxis or ojek (motorcycle taxi). "Since I began cycling, everything has changed. ...