Living or working in Grand Rapids and having to commute by vehicle can be hectic at times. There is a healthy, less stressful solution to resolve this issue that is frequently overlooked. Riding your bicycle is a great way to get from point A to point B. There are several benefits and reasons for commuting by bicycle. If you live within biking range of work, I encourage you to give it a try. Spring is right around the corner and gives you a great opportunity to get your bike back out on the road.
Benefits of Biking
As there are many benefits of biking, I look to biking as a great form of exercise. The motion of cycling is a great way to develop muscle and burn fat. Cycling will help develop your hamstrings, quadriceps, and calf muscles. Another benefit to biking is the reduction of your carbon footprint. These days it is all about “going green”, by cycling you are doing your part in saving our planet. An additional benefit of riding your bike is the stress and frustration you avoid of not being able to find a parking space for your vehicle. Lastly, the most enticing benefit is the cost savings. With gas prices around $4.00, biking is a great way to save money.
In the near future give it a try. Bike to class, work, the store or any other destination and see how good it feels to know you are getting a workout, saving money and helping the planet. Remember to always wear your helmet.