May is National Bike Month, and Friday the 21st is Bike to Work Day! Like riding the bus, cycling is a form of alternative transportation that cuts down on traffic and carbon emissions — plus, it can help you squeeze some exercise and family time into your day!
In honor of National Bike Month and Bike to Work Day, we’re sharing a few of the benefits of biking with you, as well as how to rack your bike on the bus. Because as fun as riding your bike is, sometimes you may need to hop on a bus to finish your journey or take a quick break!
Whether you’re riding for fun, trying to get more active, or taking your bike to work and other essential places, cycling has lots of perks, including:
No matter which gear you’re biking in — or the number of hills you have to go up — cycling will give your quads, glutes, hamstrings, and calves a great workout. You’ll also strengthen your back and abdominal muscles as you use your core to balance and stay upright.
Worried about an upcoming project, or feeling down and lethargic? Riding your bike, even for just 10 minutes, can help you focus on the road (and the present moment) instead of your stressors, which allows you to reduce feelings of depression and anxiety.
Along with riding a fuel-efficient bus, taking your bike to work, school, or the grocery store is one of the most environmentally friendly modes of transportation. You won’t have to get through traffic in your car, and you don’t have to worry about finding a parking space!
No matter where (or why) you’re riding your bike, it’s a great way to spend quality time outdoors with your loved ones. Teach your kids how to ride, make sure everyone has a bike they’re comfortable with, and get ready to hit the road with your family!
Want to ride your bike to work (or anywhere else), but need to take the bus for part of your journey? Racking your bike on a bus may seem difficult, but we promise it’s easy! Just follow the steps below:
We hope you love cycling and all the benefits it brings. And now that you know how to rack your bike on a bus, you can take your bike just about anywhere!
CityBus has bike racks on the front of every bus to help you get wherever life takes you. Be sure to download the MyCityBus app to start planning your next bike + bus trip!