One of the truest things I’ve ever heard about bikes—it was said to me of course on a ride, by a good friend who had become a good friend because we had shared so many rides—is this: The bicycle will take you exactly where you need to go.
Riding a bike can change your life. But it doesn’t have to. It can also just get you out of the house after a tough day at work. Or help you get a little—or a lot—leaner. Or make getting to and from work the best part of your day. It can give you a brand new community, or grant you a few precious hours of solitude. It can show you new sights right on your own block, or take you around the world. It can strengthen your heart. Boost your mood. Beat back any number of