How to Burn More Calories While Biking

Summer is around the corner and suddenly, binge watching Friends on Netflix and scarfing down family-sized bags of Doritos in a single serving doesn’t seem as good of an idea as it did in the cold months of Winter. Well, have no fear because we have the perfect solution to help cut out some of those extra calories without the dread of actually going to the gym. Although we do love our Doritos (and let’s be real, Nacho Cheese is the best flavor), taking care of our health goes beyond physical appearance. Exercising regularly strengthens the cardiovascular system, speeds up metabolism, and greatly reduces the risk of developing certain types of diseases such as cancer and diabetes.

So, you’re probably thinking, what is this “magic” solution you guys are trying to propose here? It definitely isn’t magic, but bike riding is fun, affordable, and accessible to all ages!

That’s right! What if I told you that burning hundreds of calories could be fun and exciting? And could be done practically anywhere! Central Park? It’s gorgeous in the summertime. Brooklyn Bridge? Absolutely. That creepy, abandoned playground in your neighborhood? Sure, why not!

The key to burning the most calories while bike riding is to switch up the intensity throughout your workout. High-intensity interval training has been proven to maximize your calorie burn in a shorter amount of time. So, try alternating between your comfortable riding speed to a faster, more challenging speed in order to get your heart rate up and down. For example, say your average riding speed is about 12 mph. In a high-intensity interval bike ride, you would ride at 12 mph for one minute and then raise the intensity to 15 mph for 30 seconds. After 30 seconds, drop your speed back to 12 mph for another minute and repeat for 5-10 minutes. You can track your speed using a portable speedometer or download one of the many apps available on your phone! As you build your endurance, gradually increase the intensity of your training, as well.

Another way to burn more calories when outdoor biking is by incorporating inclines in your ride. Rather than only riding on a flat terrain, challenge yourself with some steep, uphill inclines in order to raise that heart rate and burn more calories. Riding uphill can be a bit of a challenge for some, so we recommend starting off by conditioning yourself with smaller hills and working your way up to the mountains! You would be surprised how quickly your body can adapt to the training!

Outdoor cycling is a great workout, overall, to burn calories, lose weight, and even build muscle in your lower body. The best part of outdoor cycling is being able to sightsee the world around you as you ride along. The adventure in the ride almost makes you forget that you’re actually exercising!

Not sure if biking is right for you? Here at Unlimited Biking, we have countless locations where you can rent Cannondale bikes, one of the best names in the bike industry, for a short ride to see if outdoor biking is a right fit.

So don’t hesitate! Visit our website and try it out today. You never know, you might just be the next Lance Armstrong

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Ride an E-Bike: All the benefits

There are many reasons, why you should ride an E-Bike. Much people think that an E-Bike is just for old people but this is nonsense! An electric bike is so much fun and for people of all ages. Besides the extra boost, which you get with an E-Bike there are also other main reasons why you should use them. So read on!

First point is the physical health. This sounds weird, but no. It’s easy to explain: When you’re unhealthy, you end up spending a lot of time sick. And one of the reasons people get sick is because they have a lack of physical activity in their everyday life. By taking a bike or an electric bike to ride to work or school you’re getting the exercise you need to be healthy. And with an electric bike rather than a standard bike you won’t have to worry about showing up sweaty and disheveled. And it’s often a time saver. Use the bike lane to avoid the bumper-to-bumper traffic. Another thing is that you save money, because you don’t need to refuel your car so often.

Oh by the way, there is another good reason besides the savings on fuel. Actually you don’t have to worry about a parking spot anymore. The times where you accidentally park somewhere you weren’t supposed to or your meter runs out are over. With an E-Bike you only need a bike lock and a sturdy bike rack. And you can also save money here.

The next argument on our list is that you don’t need a gym membership. We all know the struggle is real – “should I go to the gym or maybe tomorrow or never?”. Yes this is the daily fight you may have with yourself, but with an E-Bike you can integrate the exercise in your everyday life. As we mentioned before, ride to work or school or to do the groceries shopping for example.

E-Bikes are good for the environment. This is another main reason, why you should use bikes or E-Bikes. Reducing carbon footprints and adopting a green lifestyle! An E-Bike reduces the overall pollution contributed by motor vehicles.

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The best hot chocolate in NYC

It’s getting colder outside, but of course you’d still like to go out and take in the beautiful sights of NYC. A wonderful season for our guided bike tours and bike rentals. It’s a completely new experience to bike through the snow, especially in the beautiful Central Park. You should definitely check this out! The perfect accompaniment to those sights and the sport are cups of delicious hot chocolate! We listed the locations where you get the best hot chocolates in New York City.

Grom, 1796 Broadway, 212-974-3444, Midtown West: The gianduja-flavored hot chocolate at Grom tastes like liquid Nutella. Best known for their gelato, this eatery makes a fantastic cocoa for those too chilly to have some frozen dessert. With both dark and milk chocolate versions, Grom is sure to please with milk, cream, Venezuelan and Colombian chocolates.

Jacques Torres, 285 Amsterdam Ave., 212-787-3256, Upper West Side, Rockefeller Center, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, 212-664-1804, Midtown West: One of New York’s magic chocolatiers provides customers with some “wicked” hot chocolate with just a touch of ancho and chipotle peppers in addition to the classic style.

Serendipity 3, 225 E. 60th St., 212-838-3531, Upper East Side: Serendipity 3’s oxymoronic frozen hot chocolate has so many New Yorkers in awe. Is it even possible for a drink to be both frozen and hot? Just don’t think about the logic behind it too much and don’t down it too fast either – just enjoy!

The Russian Tea Room, 150 W. 57th St., 212-581-7100, Midtown West: Sure enough, the famed Russian Tea Room, home to such ornate decorations as a 20-foot-tall golden tree adorned with Venetian glass eggs – and whose menu features, for example, Golden Osetra caviar – offers its own “signature hot chocolate,” complete with whipped cream and marshmallows. The toasty, tasty treat is a relatively affordable way to get a foot in the door at one of the City’s fanciest eateries.

Max Brenner – Chocolate by the Bald Man, 841 Broadway, 646-467-8803, Union Square: Dessert tycoon Max Brenner (a fictional character who’s a composite of the venue’s two founders) serves hot chocolate in a specially designed “hug mug,” which encourages patrons to hold the drink with both hands for maximum comforting effect. The hot chocolate is available in milk, dark and white chocolate versions.

Cafe Lalo, 201 W 83rd Street, 212-496-6031, Upper West Side: Famous for its feature role in You’ve Got Mail, this go-to spot is on the map for its cakes, pies, tarts and of course hot chocolate! With a range of flavorful mix-ins or shots of alcohol to add in, Cafe Lalo’s hot cocoa is sure to warm your insides.

Voilà Chocolat, 221 W 79th Street, 212-920-8799, Upper West Side: A great spot to stop with the kids to decorate your own chocolate treats, Voilà Chocolat also offers a variety of flavors for adults and children alike. From their Classic Dark House Blend to a Daredevil Spiced or even an exotic Matcha Green Tea White Hot Chocolate to thrill the senses. Now they even offer a Pumpkin Spice White Hot Chocolate for those seasonal types.

Enjoy your bike ride or guided bike tour with Unlimited Biking and a hot chocolate afterwards! 

 

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Fitness Biking: How to train for a competition?!

Training Program for Competition

Train at least a week before your competition! During this week you will prepare for your competition. Keep your goal in mind and continue your efforts until D-Day!

Training to be done during the week of preparation! (Train for about 100 miles)

  • Saturday: 120 min flat terrain (40 miles – Difficulty = Normal)
  • Sunday: Rest & Relax (Yoga or meditation)
  • Monday: 45 min steep terrain (20 miles – Difficulty = Hard)
  • Tuesday: Rest & Relax (Yoga or meditation)
  • Wednesday: 90 min flat terrain (30 miles – Difficulty = Hard)
  • Thursday: 30 min steep terrain (20 miles – Difficulty = Hard) / Rest & Relax (Yoga or meditation)
  • Friday: 30 min Intensive with several phases of acceleration throughout your session (20 miles – Difficulty = Hard) / Rest & Relax (Yoga or meditation) in the evening

During the week, sleep well, eat and drink a lot!

Remember that to be in shape during your training week but also for your competition you must make sure to feed yourself well and relax your mind. Diet and stress can play a big part in your success or failure.

Always eat fresh, carbohydrate snack, or high protein foods that also contain good minerals and vitamins. You can eat small portions throughout the day. During your training do not forget your bar and energy drinks.

Remember to always leave about 2 hours between your meals and exercises to have a good digestion and be in good shape on your bike.

Before the competition, stay focused and do not lose your goal! The mind also plays on your success! Stay positive and never give up!

After the race, think about feeding yourself and drinking a lot, stress and intense effort can make you lose more pounds.

  • Don’t forget also to read this article!

Fitness Biking: From beginner to expert!

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CENTRAL PARK BIKE TOUR!

In English: 

You want to discover Central Park but you don’t know how to do it? The park is too big it would take too long to see everything on foot! Moreover, you don’t know the right places to visit and you are afraid to get lost in this huge park!

The best solution is Unlimited Biking! Discover the park by bike with a tour guide! The visit lasts 2 hours and you can explore the best places in the park while learning more with your guide along the way. During your visit you will be able to admire these different world-famous places:

Book your guided bike tour of Central Park on our website: Click here!

The Mall and Literary Walk is the largest walkway and right-hand driveway in the park with its century-old trees. Just a quick note, the metal plates on the ground and on the benches cost $10k. This donation is then used for the renovation and proper maintenance of the park.

Bethesda Fountain and Terrace, the arcades under the terrace were under renovation for 14 years, the ceiling is completely renovated and inspired by the Alhambra in southern Spain in Andalusia. The angel in the centre of the fountain honours the water that falls from the sky and which at the time provided the city with water.

Cleopatra’s Needle, the 21m high Egyptian obelisk created under the reign of Thutmes 3, contains in its base documents of importance to the American people: Bible, amendments and a secret chest. The obelisk also has a twin in London.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum are located on the eastern side of the park, they are art museums known worldwide for their architecture and the artists they represent. A must visit! With Unlimited Biking you can lock your bikes and visit museums easily.

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir is an old reservoir that used to provide the city with a water supply. It has not been in service since 1993.

Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre is a gift made by Sweden to New York City in 1877.

Strawberry Fields is a place created by the City of New York to honour John Lennon, a former member of the Beatles who died on December 8, 1980.

Sheep Meadow is a vast grassy area where New Yorkers come to sunbathe and picnic in summer! (PS: the view is sublime) A little information, this area used to be home to sheep!

If you want to know more about these places and visit the park for yourself, you are welcome to visit our New York shops.

Book your guided bike tour of Central Park on our website: Click here!

Some additional information about Central Park:

  • The park is totally artificial and was created on ancient swamps and rocks.
  • The park was created in 1857 by Olmsted and Vaux, great American landscape gardener.
  • The creation of the park took about 20 years with 200,000 workers day and night.
  • 500,000 trees were planted during its construction.
  • There are about 37 million visitors per year.
  • The park has 36 bridges.
  • 200 million dollars are invested each year and 25,000 employees work for the park.
  • Several films and series have been shot in the park: Avengers, Spider Man, Sex and the City, Gossip Girl, Vanilla Sky, Stuart Little, etc…

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En Français : 

Vous avez envie de découvrir Central Park mais vous ne savez pas comment faire ? Le parc est trop grand cela prendrait trop de temps à pied pour tout voir ! De plus vous ne connaissez pas les bons endroits à visiter et vous avez peur de vous perdre dans ce parc immense !

La meilleure solution est Unlimited Biking ! Découvrez le parc à vélo avec un guide touristique ! La visite dure 2h et vous pouvez explorer les meilleures endroits du parc tout en apprenant plus grâce à votre guide tout au long du chemin. Lors de votre visite vous pourrez admirer ces différents endroits mondialement connus:

Réservez votre visite guidée a vélo de Central Park sur notre site web : Cliquez-ici !

The Mall and Literary Walk c’est la plus grande promenade et allée droite du parc avec ses arbres centenaires. Petite information, les plaques en métal au sol et sur les bancs coûtent 10k$. Cette donation est ensuite utilisée pour la rénovation et le bon entretien du parc.

Bethesda Fountain and Terrace, les arcades sous la terrasse étaient en rénovation pendant 14 ans, le plafond est totalement rénové et s’inspire de l’Alhambra dans le sud de l’Espagne en Andalousie. L’ange au centre de la fontaine honore l’eau qui tombe du ciel et qui à l’époque permettait d’approvisionner la ville en eau.

Cleopatra’s Needle, l’obélisque égyptien de 21m de haut créé sous le règne de Thoutmosis 3 renferme dans son socle des documents importants pour le peuple américain : Bible, amendements ainsi qu’un coffre secret. L’obélisque dispose par ailleurs d’une jumelle à Londres.

Le Metropolitan Museum of Art et le Guggenheim Museum se trouvent du côté Est du parc, ce sont des musée d’art mondialement connu notamment pour leurs architectures et les artistes qui y sont représentés. A visiter absolument ! Avec Unlimited Biking vous pouvez cadenasser vos vélos et aller visiter les musées facilement. 

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir est un ancien réservoir qui permettait à la ville autrefois d’être approvisionné en eau. Il n’est plus en service depuis 1993.

Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre est un cadeau fait par la suède à la ville de New York en 1877.

Strawberry Fields est un endroit créé par la ville de New York en hommage à John Lennon ancien membre des Beatles mort le 8 décembre 1980.

Sheep Meadow est une vaste zone d’herbe où les new yorkais viennent bronzer, pique-niquer en été ! (PS : la vue est sublime) Petite information, cette zone abritait autrefois des moutons !

Si vous voulez en savoir plus sur ces endroits et visiter le parc par vous même vous êtes les bienvenus dans nos boutiques New-Yorkaises.

Réservez votre visite guidée a vélo de Central Park sur notre site web : Cliquez-ici !

Quelques informations supplémentaires par rapport à Central Park :

  • Le parc est totalement artificiel et fut crée sur d’ancien marécages et roches.
  • Création du parc en 1857 par Olmsted et Vaux, grand paysagiste américain.
  • La création du parc a mis environ 20 ans avec 200 000 travailleurs jours et nuit.
  • 500 000 arbres ont été plantés pendant sa construction.
  • Il y a environ 37 millions de visiteurs par an.
  • Le parc compte 36 ponts.
  • 200 millions de dollars sont investis chaque année et 25 000 employés travaille pour le parc.
  • Plusieurs films et séries ont été tournées dans le parc : Avengers, Spider Man, Sex and the City, Gossip Girl, Vanilla Sky, Stuart Little, etc…

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Central Park Picnic!

Let’s be honest. The Central Park is the perfect spot for a picnic in the beautiful nature. You can watch the different animals playing around, the insane beautiful landscape, the numerous skyscrapers and you also have the unique Central Park atmosphere. And that’s exactly why Unlimited Biking offers a combination of biking and picnic. PERFECT!

First you can explore the whole Park with your Cannondale bike. It’s the perfect way to take a photo journey through Central Park and its sights. And after that a delicious picnic is waiting for you and your loved ones. The ever-wonderful Central Park Picnic is a perfect addition to any adventure, with the beautiful spreads that are an Instagrammer’s dream! Starting with our Central Park Picnic boxes and available for customization with a full spread. Mangia, a farm-to-table eatery serving rustic Italian fare, freshly prepares each of our picnic boxes.

It’s a fun way to picnic in style like a New Yorker! So what are you waiting for? Book your bike and picnic here: https://centralparksightseeing.com/category-tours/picnics-and-dining/

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Improve your bike safety! Ride with Unlimited Biking!?

Cycling remains a dangerous sport if you do not take the necessary safety measures. Several kilometres of bicycle paths have been built to improve cyclists safety in major cities and in the countryside. However, there are not always cycle paths. And cyclists are not always well equipped. That is why all cyclists must be equipped in the best possible way to be able to ride without fear of an accident.

Good equipment is still essential:

  1. Wear a helmet as soon as you ride your bike! In the event of a fall, the helmet can save your life! The skull is very sensitive and can be damaged in an accident or a fall. The skull must therefore be more than just protected.
  2. Ride with your bike lock and lock your bike in a fixed place. (attach the bike lock to the frame).
  3. Avoid carrying a bag on your back while cycling. The backpack can destabilize you and make you fall. It is therefore important to have a small bicycle bag or basket directly attached to your bike.
  4. Equip your bike with a bell or an alert system to warn other vehicles or pedestrians.
  5. Check that the bike is well equipped with lights and/or reflectors when you are cycling at night. Always be visible!
  6. Choose a superior quality bike! Check tires, brakes, bicycle chain, gears and suspensions. Check that the mechanics of your bike are in good condition.

It is very important to ensure that all this equipment is working properly before starting to drive.

Some bicycle safety rules to be respected:

  • Respect signs and traffic lights,
  • Give way to pedestrians, vehicles and other cyclists at an intersection,
  • Do not drive on the highway,
  • Do not drive with headphones or a phone in your hand,
  • Stay in control of your vehicle,
  • Do not drive between two rows of moving vehicles,
  • Use the bicycle paths,
  • Keep a certain distance from other vehicles, especially in rainy weather,
  • Signal your intention to change lanes and only do so when the manoeuvre is possible,
  • Always be visible to cyclists, motorists and especially bus and truck drivers,
  • Brake gradually and not suddenly to avoid a collision,

Always keep in mind:

  • Be careful and careful, regardless of weather conditions. Be careful with vehicles, cyclists, pedestrians, animals, etc….
  • Feel free to look behind you and look to the sides before changing lanes,
  • Be predictable and try to anticipate the next actions of other vehicles,
  • Be as visible as possible,
  • Do not drive on sidewalks,
  • Do not drive near parked cars and sidewalks,
  • Take breaks during your travels,
  • Drink a lot of water when you do an intense sporting activity,
  • Make sure you are covered by your insurance,
  • Be courteous and kind,
  • Always have an emergency number and the police number with you at all times.
  • Stay focused and obey the traffic regulations.

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Améliorer votre sécurité à vélo !

Le vélo reste un sport dangereux si vous ne prenez pas les mesures de sécurité nécessaires. Plusieurs kilomètres de pistes cyclables ont été aménagées pour améliorer la sécurité des cyclistes dans les grandes villes ainsi qu’à la campagne. Cependant il n’y a pas toujours de pistes cyclables. Et les cyclistes ne sont pas toujours bien équipé. C’est pour cela que tous les cyclistes doivent être équipés de la meilleure façon possible pour pouvoir rouler sans craindre un accident.

Avoir un bon équipement reste indispensable:

  1. Portez un casque dès que vous êtes à vélo ! Lors d’une chute le casque peut vous sauver la vie ! Le crâne est très sensible et peut être endommagé lors d’un accident ou d’une chute. Le crâne doit donc être plus que protéger.
  2. Roulez avec votre cadenas et verrouillez votre vélo a un endroit fixe. (fixer le cadenas au niveau du cadre).
  3. Évitez de porter un sac sur votre dos pendant que vous êtes à vélo. Le sac à dos peut vous déstabiliser et vous faire chuter. Il est donc important d’avoir un petit sac à vélo ou un panier directement accroché sur votre vélo.
  4. Équipez votre vélo d’une sonnette ou d’un système d’alerte pour prévenir les autres véhicules ou piétons.
  5. Vérifiez que le vélo est bien équipé de lumières et ou de réflecteurs lorsque vous êtes à vélo la nuit. Soyez toujours visibles !
  6. Choisissez un vélo de qualité supérieure ! Vérifiez les pneus, freins, la chaîne du vélo, les engrenages et les suspensions. Vérifiez que la mécanique de votre vélo est en bonne état. Il est très important de s’assurer que tout cet équipement fonctionne correctement avant de commencer à rouler.

Quelques règles de sécurité à vélo à bien respecter :

  • Respectez les panneaux et les feux de signalisation,
  • Cédez le passage aux piétons, véhicules et autres cyclistes à une intersection,
  • Ne pas conduire sur l’autoroute,
  • Ne pas conduire avec des écouteurs ou avec un téléphone à la main,
  • Restez maître de votre véhicule,
  • Ne pas conduire entre deux rangées de véhicules en mouvement,
  • Utilisez les pistes cyclables,
  • Tenez-vous à une certaine distance des autres véhicules, surtout par temps de pluie,
  • Signalez votre intention de changer de voie et ne le faites que lorsque la manœuvre est possible,
  • Restez toujours visible à l’œil des cyclistes, automobilistes et surtout des conducteurs d’autobus et de camions,
  • Freinez progressivement et non pas brusquement pour éviter une collision,

Toujours garder à l’esprit :

  • Être prudent et faire attention, quelles que soit les conditions météorologiques. Faire attention aux véhicules, cyclistes, piétons, animaux, etc…
  • N’hésitez pas à regarder derrière vous et à regarder sur les côtés avant de changer de voie,
  • Soyez prévisible et essayez d’anticiper les prochaines actions des autres véhicules,
  • Être le plus visible possible,
  • Ne pas conduire sur les trottoirs,
  • Ne pas conduire à proximité des voitures garées et du trottoir,
  • Faire des pauses pendant vos trajets,
  • Hydratez vous bien lorsque vous faites une activités sportive intense,
  • Assurez vous d’être couvert par votre assurance,
  • Soyez courtois et aimable,
  • Ayez toujours un numéro d’urgence et le numéro de la police avec vous en tout temps.
  • Restez concentré et respectez le code de la route.

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Unlimited Biking: So much more than only a bike rental!

Everybody knows we love bikes and everything that has to do with bikes. But we offer much more than only bike rentals, our guided bike tours and our special bike tours! We are offering experiences! If you like to know more about it, read on!

We also offer horseback riding: YES it’s true you can go on a guided horseback riding tour with us.

It is a very unique and special tour, because nobody else offer such a experience. Our horses named Billy, Oscar, Juliet and Bourbon are always prepared for a tour through the beautiful Central Park. The tour leads you to the incredible Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir and many other gorgeous places! Join it to get the experience!

We also offer Rollerblades, so you can explore the beautiful Central Park by yourself on smaller wheels. With the Rollerblades you will be so much faster and it is also much more fun than just walking around. If you’re interested, we offer you everything you need for a safe and funny Rollerblade experience: a helmet, arm guards and knee pads. Let’s do this!

Book your blades now:
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And if all the activities above are too arduous for you and you just want a relaxing way to experience the Central Park, we also have the right for you: We definitely recommend a Pedicab tour!

Our guide will explain you everything about the history and the sights in the park. It is a relaxing tour through the park, where you can concentrate yourself on the atmosphere and the beautiful landscape of Central Park.
Book it now: https://centralparksightseeing.com/tours/central-park-pedicab-tour/

So if you want to try something new or a combination of bike tour and an offer above, we’re always the right contact for you.
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Biking for your health: 8 reasons why you should definitely take a ride with Unlimited Biking

Everybody knows biking is great fun, but did you know it is also very good for your health? We would like to present you eight healthy facts about biking. So let’s start.

1. It is a very good training for your heart
If you ride at moderate speed five times a week for at least 30 minutes, your heart will be relieved and your blood circulation will increase. In the long run not only the blood pressure, but also the risk of vasoconstriction decreases. This reduces the risk of heart attack by up to 50 percent, according to the “World Health Organization” (WHO).
The heart muscle also benefits: In the medium to long term, it can become more efficient and can pump more blood through the body. The heart works more efficiently overall.

2. Strengthens the lungs
Whoever pedaling fills the lungs evenly with oxygen and strengthens his respiratory muscles. The regular exercise in the fresh air promotes the immune system, thus protecting against infections.

3. Strengthens the back
Common cause of back pain: lack of exercise and inappropriate stress on the back muscles. Cycling works gently. The rhythmic pedaling promotes the metabolism of the disc, the muscle structure stabilizes the spine, especially in the lumbar region. This relieves tension early.

4. Activates happiness hormones
After 30 to 40 minutes of endurance sports such as cycling, the body releases endorphins and serotonin – quite naturally. Against the happiness hormones negative thoughts have no chance, they also make us more resistant to stress. Studies also showed that patients could reduce anxiety and depression when they exercising regularly.

5. Builds Musculature
From age 30, the muscles shrink – about one pound of muscle mass turns into fat per year due to age. Regular cycling stops this development. The good thing: It trains almost all of the body’s musculature – the leg muscles, the core muscles of the abdomen and back (which also absorbs shocks) and the shoulder-arm muscles.

6. Protects the joints
Sitting – during the work and even at home. Exercise is often too short and this is bad for the joints. Cycling is the ideal balance. The circular, regular leg movement optimally supplies the articular cartilage to the knee and hip with oxygen, thereby also protecting against osteoarthritis. And because the saddle carries 70 to 80 percent of the body weight, biking costs the knee joints significantly less than jogging.

7. Train the coordination
Whether sudden evasive maneuvers, changing speeds or slippery roads – again and again there are new situations in Central Park, to which we have to respond correctly and quickly. The sense of balance also benefits.

8. Choose Unlimited Biking
We from Unlimited Biking have everything you need for a healthy bike tour full of fun. Why should you choose us?
– We provide all necessary equipment for a safe and fun outing – helmet,
basket, bike lock and illustrated map of Central Park.
– You can choose between a guided bike tour or the classic bike rental.
– We keep well maintained Cannondale bikes for men, women and
children.
– We offer group discounts based on the number of people renting.
– Our prices are unmatched and we’re located only three blocks from
Central Park!
– We have the largest fleet of bicycles in town!
Come visit us in our 7 stores in Manhattan and discover New York City by bikes!

Now you think that sounds great? We would be very happy to see you soon in one of our store locations.

Happy Biking!

Interested in our bike rental? Book your bike now:
https://www.unlimitedbiking.com/new-york/rentals/
Join our guided tours:
https://www.unlimitedbiking.com/new-york/tours/

Unlimited Biking
56 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019
(212) 749-4444

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Fall in Love with New York City on a Bike

Whenever people fall in love with New York, it’s always for its diversity and vibrancy. There’s a reason why they call it the City That Never Sleeps. With new sights and attractions to see, the relentless pace alone is a rush like no other. If the thought of these endless possibilities puts you in a tailspin, then look no further – our bike rentals are the answer. There’s no better way to see New York City than by going on a bike ride through Manhattan – whether on a guided or self-guided tour!

Why grab a bike? Here are a number of great reasons:

It’s good for you

Women’s Health says cycling is one of the best cardio workouts out there, with plenty of cycling clubs popping up all over the country. So you don’t just get toned thighs and calves, you also have the opportunity to get together with like-minded people and have fun while getting healthy. It’s now a social activity, one you could share with your friends via a weekly or monthly bike ride to catch up while doing something great for your health.

It’s easier on you

Unlike other forms of exercises that could be hard on your knees, cycling gets your heart pumping and your legs moving all without putting too much stress on your joints. Running, for instance, takes a toll on your body. That’s why you get aches and sore muscles. Biking, though, is far less damaging. It’s a lower impact activity that keeps your muscles engaged so you won’t have to feel like you’re coming down with an injury.

It’s a great way to explore

A bike rental in the Hudson River area is just a great way to see New York. If you like to go sightseeing but don’t want to head over to the usual jaunts, this is a relaxing way to take in the city in a refreshing way. Embrace the rush of city-life from above by biking to the High Line to overlook the streets, head down to Chelsea Market and sample the delectable foods from fabulous shops, or be adventurous and head next door with your bike to hop on the ferry to New Jersey. Even with a bike, the exploratory possibilities are endless.

It’s fun

You could grab a bike and go at it on your own. Take your time, go at your own pace and stop wherever you see fit. Or join a group of friends and pick up bike rentals to travel along the Hudson River Greenway. That way, you’ll have a bike path to guide you along the waterfront and friends to talk to along the way.

It’s family friendly

You could bring along the kids for a bike ride, too! It’s a great way to give them a taste of adventure and make them feel like they’re flying down the street. It’s a fond memory they’re sure to keep coming back to time and time again, especially if you make a stop at the nearby Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, Discovery Times Square on 44th Street, or even bike down to Chelsea Piers for some rock-climbing, batting cages and bowling.

Just take the initiative to get on a bike and see where you end up. For rentals, contact us by phone at Hudson River Sightseeing Bike Rental, or www.HudsonRiverSightseeing.com.