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The Benefits of Cycling

Cycling: The most rewarding form of transportation and pastime

1. Reboot Health & Wellness

Did you know that research has shown that spending time in the saddle improves your mental health? In addition to a great cardio and fat loss exercise, riding your bike is a great activity to help you clear your mind.

2. Have Fun

Riding bikes is FUN! At Bike Mart, we believe Life is Better on a Bike, whether you ride on pavement or not! In addition to health benefits, you're in for a great time when you get on a bike. Check out our list of fun rides.

 

3. Save Money

Commute on your bike! Save on gas, ride your bike to work! Many bikes are compatible with racks to hold cargo. We also recommend E-Bikes, use the pedal-assist to your advantage, get to work sweat-free! 


Lookin' Good, Feelin' Great

You are doing way more than just burning calories when you are on your bike. Cycling is a fantastic low-impact exercise that has been proven to have many health benefits including:

  • Improve posture, coordination, and mobility
  • Strengthen bones and muscles 
  • Increase flexibility and cardiovascular fitness
  • Boost HDL, the "good" cholesterol 
  • Aid in prevention and management of serious diseases including stroke, heart attack, some cancers, depression, diabetes, obesity, and arthritis

Let us help you make cycling part of your daily routine. Our knowledgeable staff is ready to help you find the perfect bike, so you can go out and crush your fitness goals.

Take a Mental Vacation

As cyclists, we know that riding our bikes makes us feel better, and there is data to back it up. A recent study by Lancet found that exercise positively impacts overall mental health. Study participants who rode their bike (indoors or outside) experienced 21.6% fewer bad mental health days than non-riders. 

So if you find yourself feeling anxious, depressed, or just plain old stressed, take a step back from whatever you are doing and pop on your helmet to go for a quick ride. Did you know that helmets also expire after 5 years? To check the date, follow these instructions:

Ride Together, In-Person & Virtually

We can agree that knocking out a tough trail with your buddy is way more fun than doing it on your own. When you ride with someone else, you are spending quality time with them, chatting, laughing, and enjoying their company. According to studies done by the Mayo Clinic, socializing sharpens memory, improves cognitive skills, and gives you the sense of happiness and well-being. We have everything you need to ride with others, whether you are in-person or miles apart. Browse our selection of indoor trainers and smart trainers, these are packed with technology that allow you and your friends to ride together virtually!

Improve Your Environment

Create a healthier space for yourself and your community. Here are a few reasons to drop your keys and pick up your bike. 

  • Riding is a nearly pollution-free mode of transportation. 
  • Bikes take up less space, and parking a bike is vastly easier than parking a car. Some workplaces let you bring your bike inside. 
  • Cyclists never get stuck in traffic jams so your commute time is more consistent. 
  • Bikes generate less noise than cars. 
  • Significantly less resources are used to create a bike than a car. 

You can find everything you need right here to make your cycling commutes and errands fun and easy. Our staff is ready to chat with you about your goals and recommend the equipment you’ll need to succeed.

Trim Up Your Budget

Last year the average American paid approximately $8,949 just to drive their car. Perhaps it’s time we put down the keys and take a look into alternative, less expensive forms of transportation. How can bikes help?

  • Bikes do not require gas. 
  • You can avoid costly fees such as insurance and registration that come with your car. 
  • Bike maintenance is fairly low cost and most of it can be done right at home.  

We have the maintenance supplies, tools, and advice you’ll need to keep your bike in tip top shape.

Pedal in the Positivity

We want you to experience the same joy that cycling brings us. Pick up everything you need right here. Our professional team is pumped to get you hooked up with the bike and the accessories you need to get the most out of every ride. Let’s go!