Biking is one of my favorite activities, which makes it great that May is National Bike Month. Around the area, there are many opportunities to get out on your bike and enjoy the outdoors of the Southern Berks region. Locally we have the French Creek State Park, Hopewell Big Woods, Schuylkill River Trail, Neversink Mountain and Daniel Boone Homestead, all of which have great biking trails. Biking makes me feel alive and free.
From my apartment, I regulary ride the two miles to the Schuylkill River Trailhead in Pottstown and take the path up towards Reading. I can easily ride 20 miles; biking is my exercise and my passtime. On bike, I use no gas or electricity, itís completely safe for the environment. I can ride miles upon miles on my bicycle. When Iím on my bike, I feel connected; connected to not only myself, but my bike, my environment and the world.
With my favorite dance music blasting in my ears, I feel invincible. The music is plusing, pumping through my whole body. My feet are on the pedals, pushing each pedal right, left, right, left, making the gears turn and the wheels spring I accelerate through the air.
I am one solid piece with my bike; we fit together. Miles upon miles my legs work with the bike as one. Biking reinvorgorates everything about myself, makes me feel connected with nature and welcomed by the Earth. On the trail, I am surrounded by the budding trees, blooming flowers, fresh grass growing, singing birds and buzzing bees.
With each turn of the gears, my lungs open up to invite in the clean air, filtered by nature, and fuels me to contiune.
Biking keeps me healthy both physically and mentally.
While riding on the roads, it is the law for automobiles to allow four feet between the car and bike while passing. I can tell you from experience that many drivers are not aware of this law.