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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Bike to Work Week

Next week is National Bike to Work Week. Local shops are performing free bike safety checks to make sure your noble steed is ready for the streets after hanging upside down in your garage for the winter. Show you support by joining us next week as we reduce congestion and improve our health by riding our bikes to work. Who knows, it may become a habit.

The Idaho Conservation League had this to say about the benefits of bicycle commuting:

Personal Benefits

  • Biking is really good exercise! It builds muscle and cardiovascular health, and it puts a smile on your face.
  • On a bike, you're exposed to nature. Rain and sunshine are part of our natural world; riding can better connect you to our natural and urban landscapes. I especially enjoy viewing morning wildlife activity along the Boise River.
  • Bicycles are less expensive than cars and gas!

Community Benefits

  • Biking takes automobiles off our roads, which reduces air pollution and traffic congestion.
  • Using human power to get around town sets a good example for the next generation of Idahoans.
  • Bicycling can build relationships with neighbors, coworkers and other folks you meet along the way.

Visit www.cdaidparks.org/ to see what events are taking place in Kootenai County this year.

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