So if you are a biking skeptic like I was, here are a few reasons why you should give it a go!
Saves YOU money – Let’s be real here, gas prices are not getting any lower. So why waste $10 on not even a gallon of gas to drive to the post office down the road? Get off the couch and on your bike to ride the short distance instead of driving your car.
Is a good alternative if you can no longer play sports – A good friend of mine tore her ACL in her knee when we were in high school and needless to say ,it prevents her today from playing any of the sports she loves. However, she can still ride her bike and engulfs herself in taking rides because she not only enjoys the adrenaline rush but it’s all she has left.
Is a good way to see the world around you – Feeling a little adventurous? Grab a bike and go exploring! Whether it is in the mountains around you or through the new town you’ve just moved to. Taking a ride can sometimes lead you to the unexpected.
Allows you bonding time with your friends – Sometimes biking down the road gets a little lonely. Riding with friends allows you to spend quality time with them while being active! They are also a great support system when you don’t think you can ride any further.
Therefore, lesson learned. Now instead of hating fellow bikers on the road while I’m driving, I’m going to be jealous that they are riding and I am stuck in a car—with no air conditioning.