Hopefully, this finds you looking forward to the Breathe Bike Trek and all those exhilarating miles you’ll be riding in scenic Placer County. Please remember the importance of GOOD HYDRATION while you’re out there, especially in warm weather! As someone who usually doesn’t drink much when out riding, I found myself hitting a metabolic wall this summer as I started […]
May is Bike Month
This year, BREATHE is proud to announce we are one of the organizations sponsoring May is Bike Month! Our friends and partners, Sacramento Area Bicycling Advocates (SABA), are hosting May is Bike Month this year. May is Bike Month is a region-ride event that promotes bicycling, and the resulting health benefits for us and for the environment. Bicyclers in the […]
Cycling Blog Series – Two: Cycling With Kids Cures TMST! (That’s “Too Much Screen Time”)
The simple act of getting a kid on a bike can have an enormous, positive impact on your child’s life. Years into adulthood, it’s easy to forget about the surge in personal growth, as well as the sense of freedom & adventure that came when you reached that happy milestone. As a lifelong cyclist, it still permeates my own life, […]
Cycling Blog Series – One: Cycle Safety
At BREATHE, cycling has been an important part of our culture for over three decades. Starting in the mid-80’s, we brought hundreds of people together every year for the Emigrant Trails Bike Trek, where we celebrated the joys of a healthy and adventurous lifestyle, while raising funds for our organization’s most important programs. We’ve worked with other non-profits to promote […]
Hidden Gems of Sacramento Cycling Routes: The Dead End Summer Tour
If summer 2020 is starting to feel like a “dead end,” I hope you’ll join me in my own personal bit of inspiration with these hidden gems of cycling routes around the greater Sacramento Area.
Cycling During the Pandemic: Join the June Challenge
It is the Trek’s 2020 June Challenge, with 13 gorgeous rides in the Sacramento Area, and we are challenging you to join us!
Why May is Bike Month is the Best Way to Exercise
It’s May during a pandemic, are we still riding? In two words, HECK YES! There have been many articles related to the benefits of exercise and getting outside even while we shelter-in-place. (See some of my favorites here and here.) As with most planned events this spring and summer, the region’s annual bike month is going virtual. I know, I […]
Stay Safe While Cycling Solo: Gain Confidence
A female cyclist recently expressed her concerns to me about riding solo. If that describes you – male or female – there are a few things you’ll want to do.
Stay Safe While Cycling Solo: Plan Ahead
There are a number of important safety considerations that you need to follow when you ride outdoors, but the most important is to RIDE SOLO.