The Benefits of Biking

There are many health benefits that are associated with biking – and it is one of the easiest ways to exercise!  Additionally, there are several local events happening during the Bike Month (May) to help get you started.

Health Benefits:

  • increased cardiovascular fitness
  • increased muscle strength and flexibility
  • stronger bones
  • improved posture and coordination
  • improved joint mobility
  • lower body fat levels
  • lower stress levels
  • prevention or management of disease

Upcoming Events:

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony – Water Flume Trail Line
  • When:  April 29, 2015 at 5:30 PM
  • Event Details:  Join the City of Tacoma to commemorate the phase two completion of the Water Flume Line Trial. You can ride or walk through a “ribbon” for a guided bike ride or walk on the newly reconstructed trail.  More Information.
Bike to a Business: King’s Books
  • When:  May 1, 2015 at 11:00 AM
  • Event Details:  King’s Books is celebrating Bike Month with a bike-themed book display, a 10% discount all month for anyone biking to the bookstore and other events: Bike Month Book Discussion (5/13 @ 7:00), Bike Train (5/27 @ 5:30) and CLAW Bike Helmet Draw (5/27 @7:30)! More Information.
7th Annual Tacoma Bike Swap
  • When:  May 2, 2015 at 10:00 AM
  • Event Details:  This event is great for those who are simply looking to find other riders or to buy or sell a bike. More Information.
Bike Trivia Night
  • When:  May 6, 2015 at 6:00 PM
  • Event Details:  Test out your bike knowledge! This is a family-friendly event at the Swiss. More Information.
Bike to Market Day
  • When:  May 7, 2015 at 10:00 AM
  • Event Details:  Bike to the opening day of the Broadway Farmer’s Market. The first 50 people to present their helmets at the Farmer’s Market booth will receive a $2 token just for riding. More Information.

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