We’re happy to report that Team LifeBalance finished strong in the Bike More Challenge! As the month of May came to a close, our riders blew past the 200 mile mark, finishing with 242 total collective miles logged. The last three days saw the most concentrated activity of the whole month – 51 miles logged – including miles from a lunchtime ride we took to the Milwaukie Station food cart pod. We want to give a big shout out to all the riders on our staff, and those of you who have been cheering and participating alongside us this past month. Thank you!
The Bike More Challenge may be over, but the cycling fun is just getting started! With the onset of beautiful summer weather, June is a great time to find group rides in your community. Group rides can be a great way to meet new people, experience cycling culture, and discover new bike routes near you. Oftentimes you can find them hosted by local bike shops, cycling clubs, or community organizations. In Portland, we have a series of community-organized bike rides called Pedalpalooza, with multiple themed rides scheduled every day throughout the month.
For those in search of a more competitive, or more formally-organized experience, start looking now for races that will happen this summer. LifeBalance offers discounts on several rides and races, including the Petal Pedal (June 22, 2019), Portland Century (August 18, 2019), and Tour de Lab (September 1, 2019). If you’re in need of new gear, a tune-up, or spinning classes, you can check out all of our cycling discounts on LifeBalance.
Cycling can also be a great way to incorporate physical activity into your vacation! Mixing of fun and exercise can help your trip feel more balanced. If you’re taking a trip to another city, check to see if they have a bike share system. Many cities now offer bike shares, which allow you to conveniently rent bikes for trips around town and only pay for the time you’re riding. If you’re looking to get away from the city on your vacation, guided bike tours can be a great way to explore. LifeBalance members can save on tours in a variety of locations, including California’s wine country and the forests of Maine.
However you choose to get out this summer, we hope that you have fun, stay safe, and enjoy the sunshine! And get pictures! We encourage you to share photos of your summer adventures with us, by tagging @lbprogram on Facebook and Instagram. We always love to see how you make your LifeBalance!