House Hunting by Bike

 - Oct 7, 2007   Updated: Jun 21 2011
References: pedaltoproperties & springwise
Boulder realtor 'Pedal to Properties' has created an innovative and athletic home buying concept. In short, you hop on a bike and pedal from home to home with your realtor. The theory is that you get a better chance to explore the neighborhood and experience the vibe. The service was launched by Matt Kolb, an Ironman triathlete who wanted to make home buying more enjoyable.

Implications - Along with seeing your potential new neighborhood, you may run into new neighbors on your bike ride and possible meet future friends. Riding the bike also enables you to exercise at a time that you normally wouldn't, since most house hunting takes place inside a vehicle.