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JUNE is BOULDER’S WALK & BIKE MONTH! | Bicycles and Brains 


60+ Free Events 

6/2 – Circle Boulder by 

Bicycle Ride 

6/26 – 37th annual Bike to 

Work Day 

6/26 – NEW! Bike from Work Day 

6/28 – Clips Beer and Film Tour 

Register for free and see all events at: 


Biking to Manage Arthritis 

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” Albert Einstein 

“I wonder why my knees 

feel so much better when I 

finish a bike ride than when 

I run?” 

“Do you have arthritis?” 

“Dunno – but my knees get 

stiff. I don’t really have 

pain, but I sure can feel 

creaky, especially when I 

stop running and sit for a 

while. I walk like an old 

lady when I first get up. Is 

that arthritis?” 

What is arthritis and how do you manage it? 

Bicycles and Brains 

Personally, I can go on and on about the benefits of cycling, and so can my family. “Mom is so much happier

This year, the B-360 ride on June 2 honors one of Boulder’s all-time best bike advocates, Leslie Bohm. Support this event while 

celebrating summer. This is a fun, family event. See you there! 


Circle Boulder by Bicycle Sunday June 2nd, 2013 Honoring Leslie Bohm 


This month the magazine 5280 features Tejay Van Garderen’s favorite rides around Boulder. Get psyched. Here’s one for a 


Neva Loop: This is a short (15 mile) relatively flat ride on farm roads north of Boulder. Click here for map (second map on page) 

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after a ride to Jamestown; it’s a great time to hit her up for cash.” 

If you Google the benefits 

of cycling, they are 

plentiful. For example, go 

ahead, stop at Spruce 

Confections on the way 

home – you just burned 

488 calories in an hour. 

And, while you are 

burning those calories 

and getting stronger, you 

can listen to the lovely 

rush of water from the 

Left Hand Canyon creek, 

see amazing cliffs as you 

reach Buckingham Park 

and smell the pines. 

Every sense is so alive 

that your quads hardly 

notice…. Okay, I got 

carried away. 

Even if the lovely surroundings can’t distract your from the “quad burn”, it’s great to be on your bike for so many reasons. Check out what cycling can do for a brain. A study currently underway is finding that kids with ADHD do much better on tests when they ride their bikes to school than when they are driven. Should every kid ride to school before the TCAPs? 

If you saw The King’s Speech, you’ll remember how singing relieved stuttering for the King. Something similar happens for Parkinson’s patients when they ride a bike. A recent study of 26 patients with Parkinson’s disease found improvements in brain connectivity after an 8-week stationary biking program. Those who cycled hardest had the biggest changes. And although no one knows how cycling will change the course of Parkinson’s disease, the fact that something improves is undeniable.


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