May is Bike Month, and there’s never been a better time to enjoy riding a bike! It’s a good way to ensure you are getting enough daily exercise as well as an easy and safe way to travel from point A to B while avoiding traffic. Riding a bike has many benefits, including:
- Boosting your mental health, helping to make you feel happier and more connected to your surroundings and less prone to depression than other forms of transportation
- Reducing stress and anxiety. Any form of physical activity is good for reducing stress. Biking can help take your mind off problems and give you a chance to think about things calmly.
- Making an impact on the environment. Reduce your carbon footprint by keeping the car at home.
San Diego County has miles of beautiful bike trails, and you can choose the right path for you using the San Diego Regional Bike Map. If you’re looking to ride locally, Encinitas has been hard at work developing new infrastructure to support and encourage biking! Check out the new separate bike lane in Cardiff along the 101, or the beautiful Coastal Rail Trail, and keep an eye out for improved bike and pedestrian infrastructure coming soon along the 101 in Leucadia.
If you’re looking for more resources, iCommute can help you find riding tips, safety tips, bike parking options, information about taking your bike on transit, and more.