Why Biking Should Be on Your Fitness Bucket List

Rebecca Bentley

 

Biking is fun, healthy and a great way to explore a city or the countryside. What better way to experience a town’s sights and attractions than riding a bike through the streets. In a previous blog post on Bublr Bikes, we discussed that biking allows you to explore and connect with the world in a unique way. Biking means freedom and that is exactly what defines a bucket list.

So why should it be part of your bucket list? According to the University of Montana, cycling is one of the healthiest forms of exercise you can do. Unlike other kinds of exercise, it is normally associated with fun and freedom as opposed to a difficult workout; which is a good thing. Cycling helps burn calories, builds strength as well as endurance, improves joint mobility, and helps coordination. On top of this it allows you to experience destinations in a unique way as you can travel farther than on foot, and get to places cars can’t.

Now, your bucket list doesn’t have to necessarily include traveling to far away exotic locations. Well, ok, you need a few of those too, but many treasures can be found right in your own back yard. Milwaukee has a lot to offer to both tourists and residents and Travel Wisconsin Magazine considers it one of the top biking communities in the state. It’s always fun and rewarding to explore your own community and be a tourist for the day, visiting places you normally wouldn’t in your busy day-to-day life. In addition to trails off the beaten path, Milwaukee has special bike lanes and routes within the city, and outside of it, to take you to exciting destinations.

With 85 stations throughout Milwaukee, Shorewood, Wauwatosa and West Allis you’re able to ride a bike from one of our Bublr Stations and leave it at any other. With so many sites to see, there are enough bike stations to please any adventurer. There are loads of unique attractions you can see in a day, from the world’s only Flying Art Museum in East Town, to the historic Third Ward – where you’ll find the Milwaukee Public Market, to the cyclist haven of Riverwest, and Clarke Square with the world’s only conoidal horticultural domes, to name but a few. If you’re into sports, a summer’s afternoon at Miller Stadium to see the Brewers is always a good cycling adventure (and could be another tick off your bucket list).

If you need ideas and inspiration, Milwaukee Department of Public Works has a wealth of information on cycling and routes. They even list Bublr Bikes as your go to bike sharing system for the area. What are you waiting for, finish reading this and get out there and explore your town. Don’t you want to see the wealth of sites right in your own back yard?

As we mentioned above, a bucket list doesn’t have to mean traveling across the globe. Lottoland state that even though most people’s bucket lists include grandiose plans, you should include everything that life has to offer. The small things like biking through your hometown can mean as much as visiting the top travel destinations. The combination of exercise and travel make biking perfect for bucket lists. So, get out there and create new experiences worthy of any bucket list, because time waits for no one. Why are you still here?

Posted by Andrew Ditto