Biking is a great form of exercise and can provide many health benefits. Here are some of the ways that biking can benefit your health:
Improved cardiovascular health
Increased muscle strength and endurance
Reduced risk of chronic diseases
Improved mental health
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Did you know Washington State was named one of the nation’s most bicycle friendly states seven years in a row? Pierce County jurisdictions have made significant investments in bike infrastructure, including dedicated bike lanes and trails, to improve the safety of biking. Still, you want to always wear a helmet, reflective gear and follow traffic laws to increase safety.
If you don't own a bike but are eager to start biking, there are various options to find an affordable bicycle! Consider checking sporting goods stores, second hand stores, school-based programs, bike shop earn-a-bike programs, Pierce Co Bikes For Kids initiative, and online platforms like OfferUp or Facebook Marketplace for potential bike purchases. These avenues can provide budget-friendly opportunities to get your hands on a bike and begin your cycling journey.