Winter Cycling Tips

 

 

Active transportation has been positively linked to mental health. Getting exercise and being outside can do wonders to help heal the winter blues. Studies have found that people tend to gain  7 – 10 pounds during the holiday season. We tend to spend more time indoors and move less during this time of year. Enter Relay….Riding a bike during the winter not only burns calories, it keeps you in a healthy mindset. Riding a bike is healthy, affordable, and low impact exercise. If you need a little encouragement to tackle the cooler temperatures, here are a few of the benefits of cycling in the winter….keep these in mind while you bundle up.

Benefits of Winter Cycling

  • Cycling increases stamina, strength, and aerobic fitness.  Cycling is mainly an aerobic activity, which means that your heart, blood vessels, and lungs all get a workout. You will breathe deeper, perspire and experience increased body temperature, which will improve your overall fitness level.
  • As a mode of transport, cycling helps you combat a sedentary lifestyle.
  • Coasting down Atlanta’s’ hills is exciting and fun.
  • Additional health benefits of regular cycling include: Improved joint mobility, decreased stress levels, improved posture and coordination, strengthened bones, decreased body fat levels, prevention or management of disease and reduced anxiety and depression.

 

Proper motivation goes a long way. Below are a few Winter riding tips you can utilize to create positive memories on two wheels this season.

Winter Riding Tips

  1. Layer Up

To stay warm during a winter ride, think in terms of your head, hands, feet, and torso. Most of your body heat escapes through your head, so using a balaclava under your helmet will help keep you warm.  Remember to wear layers you can remove as you warm up.  Wool is always a great option.

  1. Ride with a Group of Friends

When it’s cold outside, we recommend riding with friends.  You’ll be smiling and laughing too much to notice the nip in the air.  Also, the sun sets earlier and there’s safety in numbers. Create memories and have great conversation while shielding each other from the wind!

  1. Be Bright

Relay Bikes have front and rear lights that automatically run when you’re riding, so no need to remember your lights. We do recommend wearing brightly colored clothing which will significantly boost your visibility.

Thanks for riding Relay Bike Share. When you’re on your Winter ride please tag us in your adventure, #RelayATL.

 

Atlanta United FC, Coming for the Cup!

 

 

 

Congratulations, Atlanta United FC on winning the MLS Eastern Conference Championship!!!

Atlanta has advanced to the finals and will host Portland at the Mercedes- Benz Stadium in the 23rd edition of the MLS Cup.

2018 MLS Cup: Atlanta United vs. Portland Timbers

December 8, 2018

Mercedes Benz Stadium

8PM ET

 

You can skip traffic and parking fees on Match Day by biking to the Mercedes- Benz Stadium.

You can lock your Relay Bike at the Bike Valet for free. The Bike Valet is located in front of Gate #3 on Georgia International Plaza, across from the giant Falcons sculpture.

At the beginning of the season, we announced our partnership with Atlanta United FC. We released 17 Atlanta United FC Unicorn Bikes into the wild at the Atlanta Moonride on June 9, 2018. The fees generated by the 17 bikes, up to $2,000/month will be matched by the Atlanta United Foundation and donated to the Metro YMCA Soccer Program.

Check out the details in this blog post. >>>>http://relaybikeshare.com/ride-the-stripes-atlanta-united-fc-relay-bike-share/

 

Give the Gift of Relay BIke Share this Holiday Season

 

 

 

 

Give the gift of 500+ bikes and 75+ stations around Atlanta, Ga for the holidays.  You can encourage friends and family to cycle into a healthy and sustainable lifestyle for 2019.

This holiday season spread the bike love and positivity by sending your friends a Relay Bike Share referral gift.  By sending a referral, you can earn $7.50 in credit for yourself and a friend/loved one. Each Relay Bike Share member can send up to 10 invitations.

How do I participate?

Sign in to your account at https://app.socialbicycles.com/gifts. You can copy the link to your clipboard and send it to a friend or post it on a social media account. When a friend clicks on this link it will take them directly to a sign-up page with the bonus code applied. They will be asked to enter the promo code before clicking ‘check’ to authorize. You can also use our handy share buttons, which will do the work for you.

When will I get my reward?

Once your friend has signed up for a new account and complete a Relay Bikes Share ride, the $7.50 credit will be automatically applied to both accounts.