Health benefits of Biking  

Riding a bike is healthy, fun and a low-impact form of exercise for all ages.

Cycling can help to protect you from serious diseases such as stroke, heart attack, some cancers, depression, diabetes, obesity and arthritis.

Cycling is easy to fit into your daily routine by riding to the shops, park, school or work.

Cycling is mainly an aerobic activity, which means that your heart, blood vessels and lungs all get a workout. You will breathe deeper, perspire and experience increased body temperature, which will improve your overall fitness level.

The health benefits of regular cycling include:

increased cardiovascular fitness

increased muscle strength and flexibility

improved joint mobility

decreased stress levels

improved posture and coordination

strengthened bones

decreased body fat levels

prevention or management of disease

reduced anxiety and depression.

Cycling can improve both physical and mental health, and can reduce the chances of experiencing many health problems.

Cycling strengthens your heart muscles, lowers resting pulse and reduces blood fat levels. Research also shows that people who cycle to work have two to three times less exposure to pollution than car commuters, so their lung function is improved. A Danish study conducted over 14 years with 30,000 people aged 20 to 93 years found that regular cycling protected people from heart disease.

Many researchers have studied the relationship between exercise and cancer, especially colon and breast cancer. Research has shown that if you cycle, the chance of bowel cancer is reduced. Some evidence suggests that regular cycling reduces the risk of breast cancer.

2024 Bike Everywhere Day: Tomorrow May 17

Everett Transit will host a Celebration Station at Everett Station that will include:

Bike wheel curling challenge

2024 Bike Everywhere t-shirts

Prize giveaways

Bike checks 

Information about new bike paths and trails that connect you to Everett and beyond

Bike locker information

and much more ! 

Bike Everywhere Month is hosted by Cascade Bicycle Club across the entire region, and filled with commuting challenges for individuals and teams, events such as Bike to School Day and Bike Bashes. Great events and challenges are also held by the City of Everett’s Public Worksdepartment. Did you know that they are planning major biking infrastructure improvements? Click the links to learn about the Fleming Bicycle Corridor or the Fulton Pedestrian and Bicycle Corridor Celebrating our biking community and bringing cyclists of all levels together to encourage the growth of Everett’s biking infrastructure. Games, bike safety checks, raffle prizes, biking maps, and more are available from Bike Everywhere Day partners! 

Event details

Location: Everett Station, Everett, WA
Date: Tomorrow, May 17, 2024
Time: 8:00 a.m. – noon

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Mariya Zelenskyy – Media and Outreach Coordinator