May is Bike Month, Time to Get Outside

May 2, 2011 | By | Comments (1)

Happy May, everyone! Did you know that it is bike month? It's the perfect reason to get outside and get some exercise. Not only is riding a bicycle a great way to get around, but you can burn a ton of calories, even on a leisurely ride.

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For every hour of biking (think a ride to the park, not the Tour de France), the average 160-pound person burns about 292 calories. Not to shabby for a relaxing ride.

 

To stay safe when riding, follow these tips from the League of American Bicyclists:

 

1. Follow the rules of the road.

2. Be visible.

3. Be predictable.

4. Anticipate conflicts.

5. Wear a helmet

 

Do you own a bicycle? If so, how often do you ride it?

 

Related:

The Secret to a Better Workout

The Ride of Her Life

Bicycle Safety for Kids – Health.com

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