I used to ride bikes a lot in grade school. Then no cycling for many years, until 2008. I started swimming in 2004 for exercise and stress relief, but only in the summers. In 2008, I decided to train for a triathlon. That meant running and cycling. I used stationary bikes that winter. I bought a triathlon bike in 2009 and a mountain bike that fall. Even with two bikes of my own, I'm a fan and frequent user of Capital Bikeshare bikes.
I appreciate that cycling can help improve local transportation and the environment, but I like cycling for the convenience, for the health benefits and mostly because it's fun. I train for and participate in triathlons and running races, but I also like touring the area on casual bike rides too.