The autumn equinox, or fall season, begins Sept. 23. So what
better way to get out and enjoy the outdoors than on a bicycle ride. Plus,
there are benefits to riding a bike beyond the enjoyment of nature and sightseeing.
Did you know that a 135-pound woman pedaling 12-14 mph blasts
488 calories in 60 minutes? Biking/cycling is an excellent way to stay in
At Magnolia Branch Wildlife Reserve, you now can rent
bicycles for $5/hour and ride around the park at your leisure. Take in the
sights and sounds of Magnolia Branch as you pedal down the roadways or on a
trail on one of the Specialized Hardrock mountain bike available at the park.
Another reason that makes biking great is it gets you just
about anywhere a car or your own feet can take you. Half of American workers
live within 5 miles of their workplace, according to the most recent National
Household Transportation Survey. That's a doable 20-minute ride each way. And at Magnolia Branch, everything is within
a bike distance away. Why waste your fuel when you can easily hop on a bicycle?
And with the leaves changing and falling,
there is just something about the fall that makes you want to be outside.
Biking also keeps you energized. A recent study found that bike riding improved energy levels by 20 percent
and decreased fatigue by 65 percent. As
if you weren’t already relaxed by being at Magnolia Branch, adding a bike ride
to your list of activities just might put you in a better mood.