Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike, President John F. Kennedy once said.
Bicycling is a popular form of recreation, and quickly becoming an actual alternative to driving a car to work or run errands. With weeks ahead of more predictably nice weather, you are likely to see an increasing number of bicycle riders on Redmond’s trails, in neighborhoods and on public streets. If you blend common sense with attention to basic rules of the road, and add a dash of courtesy, you can make your cycling experience safe and fun.
Urban trails are attractive to bicyclists and pedestrians, but conflicts can arise. Bicyclists should remember they go faster than pedestrians and need to yield to those who move more slowly. Proceed with caution at trail intersections. Those points on a trail can be most dangerous.
Recently, First Lady Michelle Obama released the findings of a government panel tasked to make recommendations to reduce childhood obesity.
“One in 3 American children is overweight or obese,” stated Ms. Obama. “We want to marshal every resource – public and private sector, mayors and governors, parents and educators, business owners and health care providers, coaches and athletes – to ensure that we are providing each and every child the happy, healthy future they deserve."
Besides a proper diet, the second best way to remain at a healthy weight is to get moving. Children need 60 minutes of active and vigorous play every day to grow up to a healthy weight. Redmond Parks and Recreation offers many unique and fun ways to get your kids (and yourselves) moving this summer.
If you or your children prefer the structured approach, the City has many sports and recreation classes available all summer. From golf, tennis, fencing or dance to martial arts, volleyball and the sports leagues – there is something for any taste.