Don’t Miss Out on Boston Bike Week..Register Now!

Posted on May 2, 2011

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Boston bike week will take place from May 15th to May 20th this year. Be sure to register for the events taking place in your area.

 

Bike Week Kickoff Party in the Fenway, May 15, 2011
Giant Cycling World, Kilmarnook St, Boston, TIME TBD
Giant Cycling World and Boston Bikes co-host a party in the Fenway. Enjoy food, music, and a special stunt show by world record holder and mountain biking legend Jeff Lenosky. Top it off with a bike tour covering the new bike lanes in Boston. Event is tentative pending permits.

 

Mayor Menino’s Bike Festival, May 20, 2011
City Hall Plaza, Boston, 7-9 AM
Give your car the day off. Enjoy a guided bike convoy to Boston’s City Hall Plaza, where you’ll be met with a free breakfast from Boloco, a bike festival and expo with music. Convoys start from one of dozens of locations throughout the Boston metro area and feature experienced ride leaders. Convoys follow a fixed schedule and route and finish at City Hall Plaza Boston. Join a convoy, or just show up for the fun at City Hall Plaza. For a detailed list of convoys, click here. These convoys will continue to take place on specific Fridays during the summer.

 

If you would like to participate, REGISTER HERE. You may also sign up to volunteer at these or more events here.

 

Why Should You Register?

Biking saves money, keeps you fit, and helps the environment. It is a low impact sport that can be done at different levels. Also, not only is it  a great option for those who are just starting a fitness routine, but it is also great exercise for more advanced bikers. Take a look at some of the health benefits associated with biking:

  • Increased Fitness – Through cycling, you will be able to increase your heart and lung fitness, as well as your strength and stamina.

  • Weight Loss – The general population of the U.S. is becoming increasingly obese. Cycling is a great way to help lose weight. You will burn fat as you cycle, which will help you look and feel better.

  • Stress Reduction – Exercise in general has been shown to decrease anxiety and stress levels, and bicycling is a fun way to exercise. Keeping yourself out of traffic jams will also help in reducing stress.

  • Heart Benefits – Studies have shown that regular exercise, such as cycling, lowers your risk of high blood pressure, heart attacks and strokes.

  • Lowered Risk of Other Health Problems – In addition to heart disease, regular exercise can also help you to avoid other health problems such as non-insulin dependent diabetes, osteo arthritis and osteoporosis. Exercise also relieves symptoms of depression and increases your mental health.

  • Increased Life Expectancy – The end result of having better health through cycling is that you will live a longer and happier life! (Merced Rides)

     

If you would like more resources on biking call the Mayor’s Health Line at 617-534-5050. For more biking events in Massachusetts go to BayStateBikeWeek.com.

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