MIAMI (CBS4)- May is National Bike Month and for riders who haven’t used their bikes in a while this might be a good time to dust it off and take it for a spin.
Olga Cano and Dario Gonzalez, a couple from Miami who ride their bikes every day, met about two years ago while organizing a bike event and ever since then they have been riding together.
“Bicycling is definitely a part of our life,” said Gonzalez.
But for those who don’t bike ride daily, there’s time to show your support and promote healthy living by biking this week.
The League of American Bicyclists is the national sponsor of Bike Month, and this year they are encouraging all who can to ride to work the week of May 16 to 20 to do so. Bike to work day is on Friday.
Every day, before leaving their Biscayne Bay condo, Olga and Dario grab their cell phones, bags, helmets and bicycles then ride off to work.
“A lot of us, for instance me, spend most of my time in an office really inactive and this is a good way for me to get some activity,” Gonzalez said.
They ride their bikes to work, to certain errands and sometimes even to the doctor, the couple said.
“I think it’s great” said Cano.
The bike enthusiast rides from Biscayne to the government center with her boyfriend then hops on the train to Coral Gables.
“It’s practical,” Cano said. “I get my work out and it is pretty stress relieving actually.”
It is also a great way to burn off calories.
“It is something we can all partake in, Gonzalez said. “In the U.S. we suffer from obesity and this is a good solution and practical.”
If you are planning on riding bike this month but need to freshen up on your bike safety and riding skills the League has several bide education resources to help you ride confidently and safely.
For more information visit www.bikeleague.org