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.
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 Chicago, Nice Ride MN.
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!
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!
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.