Title: Bike to Work day
Description: National Bike to Work day
Can’t make the Tour and can’t call in?
Switch the 4 wheels for 2 or 3!
Started in 1956 by the League of American Bicyclists as part of National Bike Month, Bike to Work encourages people to commute on their bikes to realize all the benefits that cyclo-commuting has to offer. Less congestion, and reduced stress are just two positive results of commuting by bike.
A 2009 study of nearly 2,400 adults found that those who biked to work were fitter, leaner, less likely to be obese, and had better triglyceride levels, blood pressure, and insulin levels than those who didn’t actively commute to work. Gordon-Larsen, P., et al., 2009
Although when the sun sets this 18th, Bike to Work week will officially end, keep a good thing going by continuing to ride your bike! Not only will you get some miles in, you’ll avoid some of the nastier side effects of sedentary commuting as we outlined earlier. The National Bike Challenge is still going strong all the way through August, so keep on pedaling and record those miles!