Want to try something new this summer? Commit to biking. There are a lot of environmental, financial, and health benefits of biking that everyone can enjoy.
Benefits of Biking
1. Better for the environment.
The pollution created from vehicles may not seem like a lot at first, however when you factor in traffic congestion, idling cars, and weekly commuting, drivers contribute to a vast majority of our country’s air pollution. Vehicles emit pollutants that can lead to birth defects, certain cancers, asthma, and other types of serious illnesses.
Biking emits no toxic gases, and will help to lessen your carbon footprint on the environment.
2. Better for your wallet.
Commuting in a vehicle may be convenient, but with the ever increasing costs of fuel, it can cost you a pretty penny.
Not to mention, parking with a vehicle in an urban area can be costly. However, with a bicycle you aren’t restricted by fuel or parking costs. Save money this summer by biking to your destinations.
3. Better for your health.
One of the other major benefits of biking is that it can majorly help your personal health, especially if you bike regularly. When you bike to work, a store, or other type of public establishment, you’re giving your body a low impact workout that can decrease body fat and stress, while improving heart health, joint health, posture, and overall well being.
By choosing to bike, you’re committing to a healthier lifestyle, and your body will thank you for it.
Popular Bike Shops
To fully enjoy the benefits of biking, you’ll first need to visit your local bike shop and purchase a bicycle if you don’t already have one. Here are some great independently owned businesses in Connecticut that can provide you with parts, gear, service, and other biking needs:
- The Bike Shop in South Windsor, CT
- Pedal Power in Vernon, CT
- Storrs Center Cycle in Storrs, CT
- Scotts Cyclery in Willimantic, CT
- CFM Cycles in Coventry, CT
Lastly, while we want you to enjoy the benefits of biking, be sure to keep safety in mind. Always wear a helmet when you ride, utilize bike paths, and always obey traffic rules. The last thing we would want is for anyone to be injured while they ride a bike.
Our insurance agency hopes you and your family get to enjoy the full benefits of biking this summer. To learn about how we promote biking in our community, click the button below.