NNTA Meeting – March 10, 2021February 22, 2021
Second Annual Tampa Bay Bike Challenge Returns this March 2021March 1, 2021
March is Florida Bike Month!
Beginning this March 1st, everyone is invited to join the Tampa Bay Bike Challenge, a fun, free competition to get more people riding bikes.
While we deal with unprecedented global challenges, riding a bike is a good way to ensure you are getting your daily dose of fresh air and fun as well as an easy and safe way to travel from A to B while avoiding crowds. Riding a bike can help:
- Improve your mental health, helping to make you feel happier and more connected to your surroundings and less prone to depression than other forms of transport
- Reduce stress and anxiety – any form of physical exercise is good for reducing stress. Biking can help take your mind off problems or give you a chance to think about things calmly.
- Give your immune system a boost in the short and long-term. Physical activity helps to flush bacteria out of your lungs and airways reducing your chances of getting a cold or flu. The rise in body temperature when riding a bike also helps our bodies fight infection better
- Cut the risk of cancer and heart disease by 45%
For the Tampa Bay Bike Challenge, it doesn’t matter if you ride every day or if you haven’t been on a bike in years. You only have to ride for ten minutes to take part and you will also be rewarded for encouraging others to ride. Indoor rides count, as well!