Biking: Both Fun and Environmentally Friendly!

By Craig Schill

GreenEriePA Writer

Group of bikers


Getting out into the fresh air is great for your health and happiness. So instead of being bored using a machine in a gym, why not have some fun by biking outdoors? Not only can biking be a great form of recreation, it can also be a mode of transportation for going to work, school, or even just to the grocery store. An initial investment in a bike can save money in the long run but the health benefits make it an even better investment than you might think. Whether you like the serenity of natural scenerey or the bustle of city paths, both make for great biking outings.

Here are just a few reasons why you should get out and ride:

  • Biking is better for the environment than driving vehicles that utilize fossil fuels for power. You can reduce your impact and save money on gas at the same time.
  • It's a great workout for your muscles and heart, keeping you healthy.
  • Biking allows you to experience more of the county, getting you out of your car and exploring your world.
  • You might make some friends while on one of your many biking journeys.

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