Of all the ways there are to get from point A to B, cycling is arguably the most fun. What's not to like? The fresh air, the exercise, the exhilarating rush down a big hill. Now that the days are getting longer and the temperature more congenial, why not dust off your bicycle and consider the two-wheel way to get around?
Not only will biking help get you in shape for spring and summer, but it'll also bring you closer to your community and protect the environment too. You can travel thousands of miles by bicycle without creating air pollution. Here are some tips to get you cycling:
- Take a class.
Sure, you know how to ride a bike, but do you know how to ride safely among other cyclists or on a road with cars? A bicycle safety class can give you the confidence to ride in all sorts of conditions.
- Bike to work.
If not every day, try one or two days a week. A good way to start is by signing up for Bike to Work Week in early May.
- Take a load off.
Add a carrier rack or baskets to your bike to make it easier to transport your briefcase or groceries.
- Hit the trails.
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy offers TrailLink, a robust source of FREE trail information including trail descriptions, maps, pictures and more.
- Go far.
Feeling ambitious? Join the 300-mile Climate Ride to raise money for organizations supporting bicycle advocacy and climate change solutions.