May is bike month, and for the past several years Deana Acklin and the Montgomery Bicycle Club have been creating a variety of events to let more people get engaged with cycling for fun and for commuting throughout MGM.
Deana and the club shared a calendar of local bike month events, a few great tips, and a special message about why cycling is so important to her.
As a young 5 year -old girl figuring out life after open-heart surgery, riding a bicycle gave me my health back and the confidence to challenge my body. While riding,. I felt fast in the otherwise slow moving world that had been created for me. Riding a bicycle provided me with the opportunity to connect and play with other children in a way that I felt I had lost.
As an adult, bicycling has allowed me to continue to pedal toward my best self and to genuinely connect with my community. I didn’t have a choice with heart disease, but you might. So why not give biking a try!
Allow us to empower you with the knowledge and tools to safely engage in a fun and healthy activity.”