Tune Up: Bike to Work Day is coming!

 

Bike to Work Day

 

National Bike to Work day is this Friday, May 18th. Are you ready to get your pedal power on? The day is designed to encourage people to try commuting in a new way. Since 2000, the number of people who bike to work is up 62 percent. Special events, breakfast stops and more are planned throughout the city for your Friday ride.

 

Health Benefits of Biking

 

We here at LiveWell Johnson County are big fans of biking for health benefits. People who get at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity a day – moderate means you can talk while you are exercising but you are breathing too hard to sing – lower their risk for developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure. Why not get these activity minutes while you commute? People who bike to work also report a better sense of well-being and lower levels of stress than those who commute by car. Perhaps you are a business looking to encourage employees to bike to work. We’ve got you covered with the Bike/Walk Friendly Business Guide.

 

Bike Skills Classes

 

Still not sure you have a ride to work in you? Feel like you could use some skill building and more practice? Check out the Central Resource Library’s free Confident City Cycling class on Thursday evenings in June. The class runs for three weeks from 5:30-8:00 and is open to riders with any level of experience. You can even earn bike!

 

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