Group of bicyclists learn to ride for a healthy commuter lifestyle. Error loading player: No playable sources found. By Travis Cummings |. Posted: Sat 10:27 PM, May 26, 2018. RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN) - More than 30 bicyclists rolled up to the second ...
By Travis Cummings |
Posted: Sat 10:27 PM, May 26, 2018
RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN) - More than 30 bicyclists rolled up to the second annual Life is a Cycle event on Saturday morning.
A nationwide series started by My City Bikes, the event is for people who want to hop on wheels to commute through their everyday lives.The organization says Rapid City was actually hand-picked to participate because of the extraordinary work being put into the bike infrastructure here and how supportive the city is of the bike community.Both My City Bikes and the City says today's 6.8 mile ride is all about having fun and getting educated.
"If you're going to work, if you're coming to the park for the weekend, or you're going to school, what are the best ways to go to each place on bike using the infrastructure like local pathways on the road but also bike trails in the park system," said Jay Scott, chief experience officer for My City Bikes.
"It's great because we want to get people out and active, it gives people a chance to get out on the bikes and like Jay said, we'll have instructors here that will show you how to ride on the road and use those on-street facilities," said Kip Harrington, long range planner for the City of Rapid City.
Life is a Cycle Rapid City says that every mile you bike for transportation, it can reduce the risk for heart disease, save a pound of pollution from going into the air, and puts $.48 back in your pocket.
Group of bicyclists learn to ride for a healthy commuter lifestyle