Bicycle riding is a fun and easy way to get exercise in our city. Many roads have plenty of room for cyclists and cars to co-exist safely. Every day, Birmingham is becoming more accessible for people who want to ride.
Not only are bicycles great for staying physically active, they also provide an alternative means of transportation. Imagine going on a bike ride to your favorite restaurant or to a baseball game. No need to hunt for parking! Adding cycling into your daily routine for travel makes it easy to achieve your physical activity goals. It will also improve your day, by providing a chance to get out of a car and interacting more with your community.
There are a few important things to do to keep you safe while cycling:
Want to learn more about cycling in Birmingham, looking to buy a bike of your own, or need help repairing your bike? Check out Bici Bicycle Cooperative, a non-profit organization in Highland Park devoted to increasing bicycle accessibility in our city. For more info about Bici, go to www.bicicoop.org
Written by: Anna Ball Carrigan, MPH (co-Founder: Bici Coop)
Photo credits: Veronique Blandeare (Naked Art Gallery)