Biking

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Click the image below to listen to this segment of the Environmental Moment with tips about biking:

biking

Riding your bike has all kinds of benefits, for you AND the environment:

Benefits of Biking

  • Humans
    • Decreases stress
    • Form of low-impact exercise
    • Helps improve cardiovascular health
    • Improves posture
    • Improves mood
    • Convenient for traveling short distances
    • Saves money and resources
    • Decreases traffic
  • Environment
    • Improves air quality by reducing the amount of pollutants/green house gases released into the air
    • Reduces the use of fossil fuels
    • Reduces noise pollution
    • Uses less resources (e.g. fossil fuel, rubber from trees, manufacturing process, etc.)

Laws and infrastructure and recreational trails are changing and improving to be more bike-friendly; there's no better time to give it a try!

For More Information

Check out Bike to Work Week and Day in May to learn more about bike-friendly activities, infrastructure, and recreational areas available locally.

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