Benefits of Bicycling

There's a special bond between kids and bikes that can never be broken. Riding a bike is a rite of passage, a passport to worlds beyond the front lawn. Bikes represent fun, freedom, and fresh air -- everything that's good about being a kid. Moreover, biking is a healthy pastime that kids will never outgrow.  Here are some of the other benefits of cycling:

·         Developing strength, balance, and overall fitness

·         Burning up calories

·         Stress management

·         Emotional wellbeing

·         Sense of independence

·         Positive social interaction

·         Strengthening the heart, lungs, and lower-body muscles and bones

But biking boasts other benefits as well. Children of all shapes, sizes, and abilities can ride a bike. Most important, bicycling is a healthy outdoor activity that should be accessible to all children, regardless of means.