Why Ride a Bike?

Let’s face it the bicycle is the way to go!

When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race.” – H.G. Wells

Health Benefits

Riding your bicycle has numerous health benefits. From improving your blood flow to improving overall stamina and longevity. Biking will help you manage many diseases and ailments. A routine bicycle ride will help reduce stress, increase your energy level and make you feel great. It also can make you a better lover. So why are you not riding your bicycle on a regular basis? Get your blood pumping and your lungs breathing big helpings of fresh air and go for a bike ride!

Bicycling is a great way to jump start an excellent exercise program.  It is low impact and if you begin at a slow pace you can build yourself up into a high calorie burning exercise! Remember, bicycling is a low impact sport, and is less tiring on your joints and bones than running or aerobics. So get ready and let Wheelies get you bicycling!

*It is always best to consult your doctor before engaging in any exercise program for the first time.

Economics

The bicycle is one of the most economical means of transportation. It does not require gas and as you know gas costs will only rise. Riding your trusty, Wheelies maintained bicycle instead of an automobile for distances less than 3 miles helps keep a lot more money in your pocket (add a couple more miles to the bicycle and you save for a vacation!).

It takes less then 1/10 of 1% of oil or petroleum products to use your bike for 10 years versus running you car for a year!

YOUR BIKE DOESN’T NEED GAS! The only thing you will be burning when riding your bicycle is calories and fatty cell tissue.

If you take mass transit for a short to moderate ride, just think of how much money you could save by riding your bicycle. Your bicycle is cheaper to maintain and the cost of a repair on a bicycle is much more economical that that of an automobile. Bicycles have less parts to break and are cheaper than that of the alternative, the automobile.

Environment

Riding your bicycle and not using your automobile reduces the amount of pollutants that get into the air (which we end up breathing). Let’s face it, all cars will eventually leak some sort of substance that will end up getting on the ground. These contaminants will eventually mix with rain water run off and get in our water. Riding your bicycle reduces our dependency on oil. Bi-products from bicycles take up a lot less landfill space then that of a car, SUV, van or truck! You can enjoy natures environment much more rolling along on a bike at 10 to 15 miles per hour then you can at 65 in your vehicle. (or if you want to ride your bike that fast – so be it!)