I participated with Bicis del Pueblo in which my nephew earned his bike and learned how to ride a bike. I now am a volunteer and have led a few bike rides with Bicis de Pueblo and have gained some mechanical skills along too. Moreover, biking has fostered a sense of community and lasting friendships. It’s amazing how this shared passion has connected me with like-minded individuals, creating bonds that go beyond the love for biking itself.
Biking is one of my sources of joy. The thought of grabbing my bike and starting pedaling to wherever is exciting and liberating. One of the things that biking is fun is the freedom it gives me. Riding to Heron’s Head or the journey to watch a sunset or hear the waves at Ocean Beach are endless.
Riding my bike to be surrounded by nature is very rewarding to me. Feeling the wind in my hair, speeding downhill or just cruising with no hands to get to my destination brings me joy. I discovered the city more when I joined Bicis del Pueblo on some of their monthly rides. Now, I am able to ride throughout the city on my bike.
Biking doesn’t just bring me joy, it’s also a way for me to stay healthy, keep my heart pumping, and blood flowing. For the adrenaline junkie in me, mountain biking is where I get a real thrill. The rush of speed, challenging terrains is so much fun. Being able to conquer some of these mountains is so much fun. I face adrenaline and a bit of fear, but once I get to the end of the trail and look back; I feel empowered to have conquered the challenging ride.
Apart from bringing joy, biking is an environmentally conscious choice. It’s a mode of transportation that doesn’t rely on fossil fuel or emits any harmful substances. It’s a way to reduce my own carbon footprint.