You don't have to be a biking nazi to get out and pedal around town or venture into the woods. This summer, much like any other, I often saw crowds of road bikers storming down the road in their spandex and fancy helmets. I'm definitely not an avid biker, so sharing the road with these hard core bikers is a little intimidating for me.
But I didn't let that stop me! I used my road bike a hand full of times this summer and it was enough to make me happy.
Just like the stationary bikes at the gym, biking in the fresh outdoors is a great way to get in a cardiovascular exercise. But the benefit is that you are enjoying the outdoors! It's the end of August, fall is near, and before we know it snow will be falling. And when the snow comes, you're going to wish you had gotten your bike out for a ride.
So get on your bike now! And enjoy rides into the fall season. Try bike to campus this fall or go biking with coworkers after work. You'll be happy you did!