May Weather Calls for Wheels

Local fitness guru Lauren Boggi on why biking to work is the bomb

When the weather gets warmer in Spring-time, I find it’s much easier to enjoy a healthier, active lifestyle beyond Lithe. It all starts when I get out of bed and cut some fresh wheatgrass from my rooftop garden. Then I jump to the kitchen, grab a cup of java, blend a fresh fruit smoothie, blog, and watch the weather. If it’s nice out and the day, I bike to the studio and beyond. I don’t even worry about my hair or what I’m wearing. You don’t have to be a fitness cyclist to love commuting by bike, and you don’t have to be fearless to navigate through Philly traffic. Grab a helmet, choose a safe route-Self Magazine recommends Google Maps which now shows bike routes, and it can actually be a much more calming experience than taking the El, cabbing it, or driving. Plus, you save big on gas or cab/train fare.

I recommend giving your wheels a spin in honor of National Bike Month. Commitmentphobe? Try it for one day: May 21 is Bike-to-Work Day. Need some inspiration to get you excited? Check out Riding Pretty, Copenhagen, Vanilla Bicycle, and Dutchie Bikes .

Images, clockwise:, for Celine, 13” Hot Dog Riding bag via, Love/Hate leather riding gloves via, Liberty of London bicycle for, Commuter #2, handmade by Portnad, Oregon’s Vanilla Bicycles, Sawako Furuno helmut & Brooks Hoxton Basket

Lauren Boggi is the owner and creator of Lithe Method, with locations in Rittenhouse, Northern Liberties, and Ardmore.