Health & Fitness, MSM Online

Bike Ride through American Heart Month

In recognition of American Heart Month, there’s no better time to grow a habit of exercise than in February. Even short blurts of daily workouts drastically lower the risk of heart disease and high blood pressure. According to the Karolinska Institute, just 20 minutes of exercise a day is linked to lowering the risk of heart disease by 21%. What better way to enjoy the fantastic Miami weather while bike riding through the great scenery our city has to offer? My City Bikes, a public health campaign devoted to promoting physical health through bike riding for beginners, offers tools to assist in the bike riding lifestyle. From finding local bike shops to free apps, this brand will become part of your daily routine. Below is a list of recommended fun and unique bike trails by My City Bikes to get the best out of bike riding through our city: MOUNTAIN & TRAIL Virginia Key Trail System (8 miles) RECREATION & TOURING Rickenbacker Trail (8.5 miles) ROAD & COMMUTER Miami Beach Community Bike Ride (2nd Saturday of every month) UltrabikeX Beginner’s Ride (Thursdays at 7:30 a.m.) FAMILIES Shark Valley Trail (15.4 miles) You can find more trails, such as Group Rides, Women’s Biking, and Kids on a Roll when you download the app at