We all know that cycling has great physical benefits — improved muscle tone, increased weight loss, stronger cardiovascular health, and so on. But have you ever wondered if it stops there? It turns out that scientists have also been wondering about the extent of cycling’s benefits for years. According to recent research, cycling has a wide array of psychological benefits that stretch beyond what meets the eye.
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Last weekend's Discover Hudson Valley Ride was resplendent—great weather, gorgeous scenery, delicious food, cold beer, and tons of smiles. Our friends at Gameface Media were there to capture it all . Check out a slideshow of some of our favorite photos below, and if you were a participant, click here to search for and download your free rider photo. (You’ll also receive an email.)
This year at the Discover Hudson Valley Ride, Gear Femmes Rider Assist Marshals will be on the course to make sure you have the best ride possible—from answering questions and giving advice, to fixing flats and making basic repairs. Look out for them in gray Gear Femmes t-shirts and yellow Marshal vests (they'll also be wielding these handy multitools). Gear Femmes is Bike New York’s education initiative for women/trans/femme cyclists. Gear Femmes matches aspiring bike commuters with mentors who will literally show them the way—with techniques and route selection, making riding to work as fun as it is productive. Through bike education classes,...