It’s Bike Month – get healthy.

Once again, May is Bike Month. Here in NYC and nationally, all kinds of activities are underway celebrating biking for transportation and fitness.

Now, we all know that cycling is “good for you” … but sometimes knowing the real numbers can offer a nice nudge for when you might be debating whether to get on your bike and ride. According to Trek and their “Go by Bike” initiative, a few compelling stats:

  1. The average person loses 13 lbs. their first year of commuting by bike.
  2. Just three hours of bicycling per week can reduce risk of heart disease and stroke by 50%.
  3. A 140-pound cyclist burns 508 calories while pedaling 14 miles in an hour.

Want to calculate your own fitness numbers? Here’s a nifty widget.

how many calories did you burn?

(Click through the image to use the calculator on our site. Sorry, we tried to embed it … but sometimes we’re simply better at cycling than coding.)

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New York City's neighborhood bike store since 1978
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