Riding a bike is fun. It gets the blood flowing. It’s the antidote for cabin fever. It lets us feel the wind in our face. It feels like flying.
Yet a bicycle as transportation is more than just fun; it’s smart. It’s cheaper than driving. It’s better for your health, the health of those around you, and the health of the planet. Riding a bike to actually get somewhere also reminds our children (and us) that transportation requires effort. It feels good to realize that you got from A to B using only your breakfast as fuel, whether you’re eight or seventy-eight years old.
Unlike driving a car, riding down the street encourages interaction with passers-by. It makes others smile. It makes you smile. It makes the Earth smile.
How can we feel more connected with our community, live a more healthy lifestyle, spend more quality time with our children but less money, and save the planet at the same time? Bike as a family, whether it’s to the local grocery store or just a way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
We've been hitting the pavement sharing the word about the upcoming big event. Hopefully you'll see a flyer somewhere while you're out and about.
artBEAST, a fabulous place to take any kid you happen to have, is partnering with us to do something on ride day. It's still in the planning stages, but expect something artsy neither you nor you kiddo have ever done before.
Also, Koukla Kids Children's Boutique on J st. has donated a couple gift certificates for our (free for all particpants) after-event raffle. They carry unique kid's clothes & toys. Check 'em out: www.kouklakids.com
Posted by Warren at 9:52 PM