I love bike riding. I've loved it ever since my father let go and I was heading down the sidewalk on two wheels all by myself. Freedom. Escapism.
In my junior high years a friend and I were obsessed with taking long bike rides. We'd head from our neighborhood in Fairview Park and end up at Midway Mall in Elyria or Parmatown. I guess we were obsessed with malls too.
Now that the warm weather has made it to Cleveland I take a bike ride pretty much every day. These rides range from running errands, to one hour, two hour, or multi-hour rides for fitness and pleasure.
May is bike month in Cleveland. Bike Cleveland declared it so. The link shows you a calendar of bike events not only for the special month of May but for every month.
I think everyone should ride a bike. It accomplishes so many things. Bike riding keeps you fit, keeps health care costs down, decreases our independence on oil and keeps our air cleaner. And it's one of the most fun things to do in life.