Bicycling is not limited to age and anyone can enjoy it. It’s a great sport, activity and hobby that anyone can pick up. It’s also an excellent transportation tool. As we’ve mentioned in previous posts, many people are choosing bikes over cars to get to work, the grocery store, shopping and for many other chores and errands throughout the day. The benefits of bicycling are numerous. It is a great way to get your cardio in and at the same time protect your knees. By this I mean, running can cause pressure to your ankles and knees, whereas, riding a bike does not provide that type of pain, discomfort or problem. However, the unmistakable fact about riding a bike is that it can be done with the whole family.
Riding a bike is more than a hobby or activity for most people. A lot of people viewing bicycling as a kind of lifestyle. It affects what they eat and the decisions they make. There are those who ride recreationally and others that take it more seriously and passionately. And, to teach your children the importance of bicycling is a great building block and learning lesson for them and the environment.
One of the best features of riding a bike is the ecologically minded initiative behind it. For example, riding a bike doesn’t pollute the earth or create carbon emissions as does a dirt bike, motorcycle, car, go cart, and the like. Riding a bike is eco-friendly and safe for the environment. Bearing all these determining factors in mind, one can see quite clearly how many benefits there are with regards to riding a bike. It is also an activity you can inspire your friends, co-workers or family members to do to. It’s an ecologically-minded activity that is safe for you, your family and the Earth.
Above all, riding a bike is a great activity to enjoy with the whole family. Since anyone can ride, it’s a perfect way to ride to the beach, into town, to the park or around the block. Thinking back to when you learned to ride a bike, the same is true for your kids; it’s a great thrill when a child first discovers the ability to ride on their own, without training wheels. If your children aren’t yet capable of riding their own bike, there are other options, such as cargo bikes, trailers, and multi-seat bikes so the whole family can ride together.
There are many health benefits from riding a bicycle too. You achieve a strong cardio workout as well as burning a lot of calories, building muscle fibers and energizing the heart. Riding a bicycle is a safe activity as long as you wear a helmet, follow the rules of the road, and ride defensively. Bicycles are easily transported, so if you are going on a camping trip, or driving a great distance, one state to another, you can take your bike with you and be able to use it when you arrive. Bicycling can become an integral part of one’s life.