By Annette Poliwka
Did you know that May is BIKE Month?
When was the last time you rode your 🚲 to an outdoor event?
What about to work?
Around the block?
Riding a bike has many environmental benefits including the fact that it is a pollution-free mode of transport and bikes reduce the need to build, service and dispose of cars.
Cycling just 10km each way to work (about 6 miles) would save 1500 kg of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions each year.
Not only are you more active when you ride a bike, but you are also happier.
Additionally, riding a bike has been proven to improve your sex life as well as decrease your risk of cancer. That makes me happier just thinking about it!
Go ahead, give it a try. Pull out the bike, pump the tires with some air, and grab a helmet!
There are plenty of bike-friendly activities, especially this month that you can ride to!
So get out there! And I bet you that you’ll be smiling with every peddle.
Annette Poliwka is an Environmentalist and Adventurer who empowers women to get outdoors. She inspires and women to challenge themselves, and to connect with their deeper selves.
She passionately helps people take that first step toward their out of doors goals, where they can own their personal power and build momentum around their dreams. Whether you want to start hiking, plan a backpacking trip, or explore your soul’s desires Annette is your go-to gal!
After spending more than 15 years working to protect the environment for local, federal and international governments on Zero Waste, she started her own company to empower women in the outdoors. Her goal is to rekindle our inner flame, to nourish our inner child, and to embark on the outdoor adventures we’ve dreamt about.