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May is Bike Month

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May is Bike month here in Ohio and especially in Columbus.

Columbus has hundreds of miles of bike trains criss-crossing the city, from scenic routes along the Olentangy River and Alum Creek to downtown bike lanes for commuters who prefer a healthier way to get around.

For Columbus families, biking together is a great way to get outdoors and get some exercise.

Here are some of the benefits of bike riding.

  • Riding your bike to work is a low cost way to commute.
  • Riding your bike releases endorphins in your brain, lowering your stress level.
  • Biking increases your energy level and may help you to be more productive at work and at home.
  • Biking saves you money compared to the cost of gas or even a bus pass.
  • Bikes have a low carbon footprint and are environmentally friendly compared to cars.
  • Biking burns 300 or more calories per hour, meaning you get a great workout in a short amount of time.
  • Biking cuts down on air pollution due to decreased traffic.

For more information on Bike Month, visit Columbus Public Health.




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