Bicycling for Fun and Wellness

If you’re looking for a healthy activity that you and your whole family can enjoy together, why not consider cycling? You might remember riding down the street as a child to visit your friends on your bike but did you realize that biking is a great way to get healthy and have a fun activity that your entire family can enjoy? There are many benefits to cycling that anyone at any age or level of physical fitness can enjoy.


Cycling can guard against a wide range of chronic problems and improve on existing problems as well. Also, as it is an aerobic exercise, bicycling prevents heart disease and gives you a better overall level of fitness, both in muscle tone and flexibility. Normal cycling, just getting on your bike and not racing off, is an excellent form of aerobic exercise. You can reduce the risks of heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity, and diabetes.

The Missouri Bicycle Foundation is a corporation organized exclusively for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code. A statewide, not-for-profit organization promoting good health and physical activity through bicycling and walking, bicycle and pedestrian safety, and education of bicyclists, pedestrians and motorists.

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