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Club 1 marks Bike Month
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Club 1 Fitness in Great Bend is sponsoring a bike to the gym day Wednesday in honor of May being National Bike Month. - photo by DALE HOGG Great Bend Tribune

“Bicycle Bicycle Bicycle ... I want to ride my ... Bicycle I want to ride my bike. I want to ride my bicycle I want to ride it where I like.”
A great song by Queen and a great way to let you know that the month of May is National Bike Month, said Club 1 Fitness Membership Director Chris Berger. “So this May get out and ride your bike. It can be a great time to get outside and spend time with your family, smell the fresh air and get some exercise.”
Sound nice? Club 1 Fitness will be having a Ride Your Bike Day. Everyone is encouraged to ride their bike to the gym on Wednesday, May 14.
All nonmembers that ride their bike will have access to all the gym amenities that day.
The celebration of riding bicycles was established in 1956 so that bicycling enthusiasts could promote the benefits bicycling brings to your health, community and pocketbook, Berger said.
“Now more than ever getting out and riding a bike has a favorable advantage,” Berger said. With adult and childhood obesity on the rise getting outside and riding a bike is a great way to get some exercise.
Of course riding a bike will burn some calories but it will also increase strength, balance, flexibility, endurance, and stamina. Bicycling can be done by all ages, from childhood up even through adult years when achy joints don’t allow for stressful exercising like running or jogging.
Riding has also been proven to be a great stress reliever and a way to clear your mind.
Bicycling is not just easy on the joints but easy on the wallet as well. With the national average of gasoline being a little over $3.60 a gallon bicycling not only seems like a more cost effective way to live but the upkeep on a bicycle is pennies when compared to the amount of money spend on oil, gas and routine maintenance on a vehicle. 
Not to mention riding a bike is not nearly as expensive as other exercises or sports. There is not a ton of gear that is involved, you don’t need a specific place or team to perform the exercise and it’s great for the environment.