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Bike this city

This year, I purchased an awesome road bike from Wheat Ridge Cyclery. It was a bit of an impulse buy, but I’m so happy with this purchase! My bike has allowed me to take a break from running, and its been really fun to explore Denver this way.  In Denver, there are many great Bike Trails. From my apartment, I can easily get to the Cherry Creek trail or the South Platte River trail.

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Just like running, biking has allowed me to get outside, clear my mind, and manage stress. All I need is my bike and my helmet and the open road.

If you don’t have a bike of your own, many cities now have bike rentals for reasonable prices. Denver has B-Cycle, and so do a lot of cities across the nation- B-Cycle Cities. Minneapolis and Chicago have similar programs as well- Divvy Bikes ChicagoNice Ride MN.

Rei has some great bike clothes that are on my WANT list– Tops, and Shorts.

This weekend, I challenge you to grab your bike (or rent one) and go on a ride. You may explore a new part of town.

Pictures from this afternoon’s bike ride to Cherry Creek Reservoir. I love leaving work early for summer Fridays!

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This was my first time at Cherry Creek reservoir, it was about 25 miles biking. I was able to convince a friend to come along, so it made for a fun after work adventure!

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A few bike tips to remember–

  • Always wear a helmet, I bought mine from Trek a few years ago, and I love it. (Similar Bontrager helmet)
  • Biking to work can be the ideal commute because you can avoid traffic and stay fit
  • Make sure to lock your bike securely. Consider leaving it inside your house or apartment depending on your neighborhood and the value of your bike.

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