There are different ways to relax in your free time. But if you are a fan of outdoor activities and thrills, then cycling may be the best option.
Having gone on a bike trip, you can get rid of the daily hustle and bustle and relax in the pleasant company of people who share your interests. In addition to good memories, you can also learn new bike handling skills and improve your physical fitness.
Cycling is a great way to spend time with pleasure, but for this you need to know all the features of preparing for such a difficult activity. Before the cycling trip, you should decide what exactly you need, a bike trip or a tourist bike ride and choose the difficulty in accordance with your skills.
What are the benefits of cycling?
Cycling, subject to the rules of safe riding, has a positive effect on the health, physical fitness and mood of a person. By inviting your loved ones for a joint bike ride, you’ll be able to combine business with pleasure: your body will be in good shape and you’ll spend time with friends.
Cycling with friends is not only fun, but also useful, as there will always be someone who will ride the fastest and, thereby, stimulate the rest to push on the pedals. Thus, you will be able to burn more calories and even feel the adrenaline rush. For those who are not particularly fond of extreme cycling, a leisurely bicycle ride through the park in the company of loved ones is also suitable, which will bring no less pleasant emotions.
Where to bike around Lake Michigan?
Everything in the cities around Lake Michigan seems big – from the buildings to the lake to pizza slices – but this city’s sights can be made a lot more manageable on a bicycle. There are currently over 200 miles of on-road, protected, buffered, and shared bike paths around Michigan, in addition to miles off-path. Thus, for many it is easier to move around on two wheels than on public transport. Divvy’s urban bike share has 580 stations in Chicago and Oak Park, including high-traffic tourist spots like Navy Pier, Shedd Aquarium, and the Field Museum.
The most popular bike ride in the city is the 18.5-mile trail on the Michigan Shore. It passes through wetlands, sand dunes, beaches and museums while offering incredible views of the city and Lake Michigan. If you’re looking to discover some of the city’s busiest neighborhoods, 606 is a 2.7-mile elevated trail that’s a former railroad that connects the Humboldt, Wicker, Bucktown, and Logan Square neighborhoods. For more variety, the North Shore Channel leads to Evanston from Lincoln Square. The path is asphalt, limestone and mud, and it winds its way through the desert areas on either side of the north bank of the canal and the north end of the Chicago River.