Unfortunately, as we celebrate our upcoming birthdays, our brains shrink and old/new brain cells communication slows down. BUT, when we began to pedal, we are forcing our nerve cells to fire, format new brain cells, and release more neurotransmitters! All of this is happening while we ride to banish our blues and elevate our mood. Bigger Brains & Happiness! Check out this article: http://www.bicycling.com/training-nutrition/training-fitness/your-brain-bicycling
As someone who both rides a bike on the roads and drives a car, I understand both sides of the argument when it comes to bikes in the streets. If you need a good response to someone who argues that bikes shouldn’t be on the road, check out this Wired.com article on myths commonly believed by anti-bike drivers.
When I first came to Dickinson, I made the mistake of leaving my bike at home. I quickly realized how much I missed and needed my bike, and was lucky enough to have my parents bring it up to campus the next time they visited. Now I’m going into my final year at Dickinson, and couldn’t imagine not bringing at least one of my bikes to campus. Bikes have become an important part of my life. Biking has become extremely popular on Dickinson’s campus, especially Continue reading →