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Columbia is a flagship city for nation-wide Life is a Cycle bike event
Posted: June 19, 2017

Columbia is a flagship city for nation-wide Life is a Cycle bike event

 

What: Life is a Cycle is a group bike ride that teaches you where to bike commute and the need-to-know essentials of biking for transportation.

 

Who: This event is open to the public. Registration is $1.50. Proceeds are donated to the American Heart Association.

 

When: Thursday, June 29, 2017, at 6 PM

 

Where: Finlay Park (route is available at www.lifeisacycle.bike)

 

Why: Every mile that you bike for transportation can reduce your risk for heart disease [1], save a pound of pollution from going into our air [2], and put $0.48 back in your pocket [3]. Biking to work has increased by 60% across the US since 2000 [4]. Learn about bike commuting from the experts who build your local bike infrastructure. Life is a Cycle will also provide strategies for blended commuting with a car or public transportation.

 

Life is a Cycle is an event for anyone who has ever been curious about bike commuting. Life is a Cycle is a rare opportunity to experience active transportation in a group setting. Brought to you by the City of Columbia, the City of Columbia Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC), KIND and My City Bikes, Life is a Cycle allows beginner bike commuters to experience the community's bike lanes, paths, and shared-use roads with a group and local ride leaders. For more information and to register for the local event, go to http://www.lifeisacycle.bike/ .

 

 

SOURCES

[1] Recreational, commuter biking linked to lower cardiovascular disease risk: http://newsroom.heart.org/news/recreational-commuter-biking-linked-to-lower-cardiovascular-disease-risk

 

[2] New Study Compares Bicycling's CO2 Emissions to Other Modes: http://bikeportland.org/2011/12/12/new-study-compares-bicyclings-co2-emissions-to-other-modes-63536

 

[3] Average Operating Cost of Bicycle: http://vault.sierraclub.org/pressroom/downloads/BikeMonth_Factsheet_0512.pdf / Commuter Driving Statistics: http://www.statisticbrain.com/commute-statistics/

 

[4] Biking to work increases 60% in past decade: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/05/08/bike-commuting-popularity-grows/8846311/

 
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