Who doesn’t love getting outside for a bike ride? Anyone can ride a bike almost anywhere. All you need is a bike, a few spare moments, and the motivation to get outside.
Going for a bike ride is a fantastic activity. You can get outside, connect with nature, reduce stress, burn calories, and improve heart health all while building endurance, muscle strength and stamina.
Get Outside & Connect Activity Week #35 — Go for a Bike Ride
This weeks get outside & connect activity is to get outside and go for a bike ride. You can choose to go solo, or take the whole family along for the ride–up to you.
Everywhere you look, people are jumping on their bicycles. It’s no surprise, given the thousands of miles of new bicycle lanes popping up in cities everywhere and all of the environmental benefits.
My family is full of bicycle commuters, but riding a bike is good for more than the planet and saving your hard-earned cash. It’s a fantastic way to get outside and connect.
We love getting outside to go for a bike ride as often as we can. I love the feeling of the wind in my hair and taking nice deep breaths of good ol’ fresh air. You can’t beat it.
My daughter loves to ride on the back of my bike. She says it feels like she’s flying. Whenever we ask her if she wants to go for a bike ride she says, “That’s a good idea!” Adorable.
From back roads to parks and streets lined with farms and orchards, to the mountain trails and beaches with bike paths there is always someplace to go for a bike ride. No matter where you live I’m sure you can find the perfect spot to go for a ride, even if it’s just out your back door.
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Nell has over 20 years of experience working with children and is the founder of Rhythms of Play. She believes in the power of the imagination, learning through play, making this world a greener place to live, and getting outside in all seasons! Learn more…