Burn Calories, Not Gas
Meet Bike Boy
As the younest member of the group and the self-appointed daredevil, Bike Boy is famous for acting first and thinking later. Mrs. Match can oftentimes be found reminding him to be careful when he does his "fancy bike tricks". Bike Boy is the newbie of the group, joining after the founding Team members decided they needed help in getting the word out about Alternative Transportation Solutions. When he is not enjoying his new hero gig, Bike Boy juggles college and his other passion - snowboarding. It's a well-known secret that Bike Boy has a huge crush on Vanity, and is always trying to impress her. What he lacks in experience, Bike Boy more than makes up for with his natural talents; there are high hopes for this one!
SAVE money. REDUCE vehicle emissions. PROTECT the environment!
JOIN BIKE BOYSM AND USE YOUR PEDAL OR FOOT POWER!
Two of the greatest things you can do--for your health, for the environment, and for traffic congestion is to ride a bike or walk to work. According to studies in the Journal of the American Medical Association (AMA), regular, quick walking is the simplest and the most effective way of preventing cardiovascular disease for both men and women. The AMA notes that a brisk tempo (over 5 km/hour (about 3.1 miles per hour) is more important than the duration. Biking and walking can also hep you maintain or reduce weight and tone muscles!
BENEFITS OF RIDING YOUR BIKING AND WALKING:
- Economical. Save money by leaving the car at home.
- Heart Healthy. Walking and biking help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
- Eco-Friendly. Reduces your carbon footprint.
A WORD ABOUT HELMETS
Bike BoySM says that you should always wear a helmet while riding your bike. Make sure to replace your helmet if you have an accident and break your helmet.
BIKES ON BUSES
GRTC has made it easier than ever to ride the bus and ride your bike, all at the same time! All GRTC buses, except coach models, are equipped with front-mounted bicycle racks so cyclists can load their bicycle onto a bus and catch a ride. The racks are easy to use and can accommodate a wide array of bike styles, from a child's version to a fully loaded adult-size bike. This service is free to all riders. Watch a short bike rack tutorial video!
HELP RIDEFINDERS SHOW CENTRAL VIRGINIA THAT ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION WORKS!