Thursday, May 20, 2010

Bike to Work Tomorrow

If you're like many of us, finding time to exercise can seem impossible.

But one way to fit in exercise is to walk or bike to work. And what better day to try that than tomorrow, Baltimore's Bike-to-Work Day?

Biking is a low-impact activity that's especially great for anyone with bad knees. It's a way to burn off those calories: a 150-lb person can expect to burn 300 calories in a half hour by biking between 12-14 mph. Biking to work also saves you money on gas and car maintenance, plus saves you money on parking. By biking to work, you are also cutting back on pollution and being environmentally responsible.

Tomorrow is a great day to start a new commitment to biking to work. Remember to wear a helmet and layer your clothes. Morning celebrations for Bike-To-Work Day will be at:
  • Anne Arundel Co/Annapolis - City Dock, Annapolis
  • Baltimore City - War Memorial Plaza at City Hall (100 N. Holliday St.)
  • Baltimore County - Courthouse Square (400 Washington Ave, Towson)
  • Carroll County - Westminster
  • Harford County - Government Center (220 S. Main St, Bel Air)
  • Howard County - The Mall in Columbia (by Sears Service Center, 10300 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia
And once you're getting back into biking, remember that the Save-A-Limb Ride is October 17.

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