Hold on to your handlebars!!! We’re trailblazing into May and celebrating National Bike Month, giving us an opportunity to get into some active transportation, while helping to reduce our personal carbon footprint.
National Bike Month was founded by The League of American Bicyclists.
To represent bicyclists in the movement to create safer roads, stronger communities and a bicycle-friendly America.
So, in honor of #BikeMonth, we would like to give you all a list of some interesting benefits of biking that you may not know.
* Cycling 3 hours per week can reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke by 50%.
* A bike is 30 times less expensive to buy and maintain than a car.
* You can put 15 bicycles in the same place that one car takes.
* Bicycling significantly reduces transportation emissions while also reducing traffic congestion and the need for petroleum.
How much more beneficial to health, wealth and our environment can bicycling be??? Well, there is so much more but (because we like to keep the word count low) we have to move onto … THE … C.H.A.L.L.E.N.G.E.
Put the keys down for just one day or just part of the day. Shift the “gears” in your mind from living on auto pilot to a conscious and deliberate action, choosing to pedal to your next destination. We assure you, you’ll have some “bike moments” like, kid-like excitement and the feeling of flying. By doing this you are helping reduce your carbon footprint, saving on fuel and being good to body …. all at the same time. IT’S FANTASTIC, don’t ya think!!!!!
AND ….. to all the villagers that live here and are reading this …. we are only 4.9 square miles. Why not hit the pavement with another type of tread. Loose the routine of hopping behind the wheel of your car and start hopping onto your bike. Every trip will be unique and interesting, with new discoveries and enchanting views.
Soooo …. OFF YOU GO!!!! AND …. remember your brain bucket!
Pictured: Greg Seymour, owner of Pizzeria Gregario. He understands the importance of reducing his personal carbon footprint, choosing to cycle to and from his restaurant.
400 2nd Street, North
Safety Harbor, FL 34695
The League of American Bicyclists
Photog: Terrie Dahl-Thomas
Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.
~ H.G. Wells
This is Safety Harbor, Florida and this is our village…