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Benefits of Riding a Bike

December 16, 2014

Riding a bike is one of the things I just cannot learn. Well, probably because I only tried riding it once. My mom used to warn me that learning how to ride a bike could give me bruises, cuts and scars. But in the crazy traffic situation in Manila, I get the same bruises from the battlefield we call “LRT/MRT”. With the traffic situation getting crazier and crazier, I am more determined to learn how to ride a bike.

Image by Jordi Labanda

Maybe I should list down the benefits of riding a bike so I have a reference which would give me the push that I need:
Healthy Body. Riding a bike burns calories and makes a good cardiovascular exercise. It also improves balance and focus.
Greener World. Riding a bike doesn’t require the use gas which reduces the use of resource. It also doesn’t produce pollutants and carbon gases which also reduces carbon footprint in the process.
Easy on the Pocker. I refuse to compute how much money I should have saved if I didn’t ride a cab. For those who have own car, riding a bike can be less expensive as it required less maintenance. 

To encourage bicycle riding and exercising while continuing its commitment in providing better products for Filipinos, the Taiwan Excellence campaign is introducing various brands of innovative 
foldable bicycles in the country. Brands that are being brought in include Strida, Tern, and Pacific. 
These brands aim to encourage more Filipinos to try riding bicycles as an alternative means of 
transportation, while helping Filipinos stay fit and save Mother Earth.
The Taiwan Excellence campaign, organized by Bureau of Foreign Trade of Taiwan (BOFT), and 
implemented by Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), is the symbol of quality that guarantees the superior value of Taiwanese lifestyle brands across Asia is now in the Philippines.
Would you ride a bike as a commuting alternative?
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