Why Bike?

Thursday, August 12, 2010

During the summer, the temperatures skyrocket, the buses are crowded and sticky with the sweat of many a stranger and walking seems like a death sentence. There are plenty of places that we want to be, but there is the problem of getting there without wanting to lie down and pray to whatever deity that you’ll survive sweating out your life. Well, friends, there is a solution! That solution is BIKING! I’m aware that summer is coming to an end; however, biking season isn’t quite yet.

A lot of people enjoy cycling as a means of transport and/or exercise already, but you know what they say: “The more, the merrier!” The use of a bike isn’t limited to the summer, either; some die-hards bike around the city even in the depths of winter, but if you’re not in that category, it’s no big deal. The fact of the matter is that biking, in addition to providing an excellent means of transport with no detriment to the environment, is extremely good for the health!

You build stamina, improve fitness, build lean muscle and give your circulatory system a workout, reducing the risk of many heart conditions. What part of that doesn’t sound like a good deal?

The cost of owning and maintaining a bike is often a deterrent to individuals, and particularly students who are already up to their eyeballs in debt. For this reason, the university started up its Bike-Share program. All you need to provide to become a member is a student/employee ID and a $10 deposit. That’s it! After you get your membership card, you’re able to borrow one of the ten available bikes for a day (7h to 22h00), and cycle around to your heart’s content (or at least until your legs give out).

The best part is that the regular maintenance of the bikes is taken care of for you, so if you don’t know anything about a bicycle, you don’t have to worry.
So what are you waiting for? Register, and cycle your way to a healthy body and a healthier planet!

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