8. It’s perfect for small-distance trips and small towns.
Remember that bakery, the one that makes the best cinnamon buns in town but is kind of inconveniently placed, so it takes fifteen minutes to get there by foot, and just about the same time to find a parking spot? For times like these, a bicycle is a real salvation. You can be there and back again in under ten minutes, having burned enough calories on the way to truly feel like you deserve that cinnamon bun.
Also, a bike is especially useful if you live in a small town or out in the country. It can go places no car can go: a hill, a forest or a lack or proper road will not be a problem if you are a skilled enough cyclist. You will be practically unstoppable!