My two preschoolers are bicycle obsessed. As proof, for the past two weeks, one child has routinely insisted on wearing his bike helmet in the car. If I didn’t know him better–that all he really wants to do is ride a bike–I might take this in the car helmet wearing as some form of protest against my driving.
Biking is cool for kids–and as a parent, there are many fun bike related activities you can do to get kids psyched about riding them, training wheels and all. On May 15th or 16th (depending on your community), biking is also uber cool for grown-ups. That’s Bike to Work Day. In fact, this month is Bike Month!
Why bike to work? Besides the obvious fitness perk of biking, Bike to Work Day is a day that commuters can make a statement about bicycling. Biking is about energy-efficient transportation. It’s about eco-friendly lifestyles. It’s about having fun–like a kid again–on two wheels. Biking also provides an opportunity to make memories with your children–and teach them about the environment and health and fitness.
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