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Ride for Your Health: 10 Reasons to Hop on a Bike

Join the Bike Movement

Join the Bike Movement

Bicycling has become the new "it" way to get around. With communal bike stations popping up in traffic-dense cities like New York, Washington D.C., Denver and Minneapolis, bike-sharing programs are changing the way that people travel.

Commuting on a bike not only reduces traffic and cuts down on pollution caused by motor vehicles, but it can also help you lose weight, boost your mood and improve your overall wellness. Intrigued? Read on for 10 reasons to ditch the car and start pedaling. 

By Alexia Severson. Published July 23, 2013. Alexia Severson earned her Master’s degree from the Medill School of Journalism and is a health and lifestyle writer living in San Francisco.