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7 Benefits of Bike Friendly Communities

7 Benefits of Bike Friendly Communities

Cities and communities across the US are investing big money in bike infrastructure improvements. It’s a plan that is paying off. When communities focus on being bike-friendly, the benefits are clear. From increased property values and retail activity to safer streets and healthier citizens, here are some of the reasons why cities are banking on biking for a brighter future. Biking Boosts Economies Bicycling is big business. Bicycling contributes $133 billion annually to the US economy, according to a report by the Outdoor Industry foundation. Studies show that the bicycle industry ...
Sacramento is Celebrating Bike Month and Hosting Amgen Tour of CA

Sacramento is Celebrating Bike Month and Hosting Amgen Tour of CA

Spring has arrived in Sacramento. The sun is out, the Sacramento and American Rivers are full and flowing, and the cyclists are out on the roads. May is a bicyclist’s paradise in the state’s Capitol and this May cycling enthusiasts have even more to enjoy. Spring has brought the Amgen Tour of California and a host of Bike Month events to Sacramento. 2017 Amgen Tour of California America’s largest cycling race is coming to Sacramento. The Amgen Tour of California runs from May 11 - 20, 2017. The Amgen Tour of ...
7 Reasons Families Are Moving To The City

7 Reasons Families Are Moving To The City

Choosing where to live is never an easy decision, especially for parents or parents-to-be. After all, there are certainly benefits to rural, suburban and urban life. However, one trend has become apparent over the past few years—urban living is VERY attractive to younger, millennial parents. There are many reasons why today’s parents are moving their families to big cities and urban areas, here are seven of the biggest. #1: More Job Options Nearly every industry offers more jobs in city centers than in outside areas. However, the biggest indicator of job opportunities ...