People from a local community with a common interest in riding can gather with their bikes, from old clunkers to sleek racing machines to specially-designed heavy duty bicycles. Since people in a community get further away from each other because of how fast and how busy life has become, it is high time for community building. And biking would be a fun activity to help them draw closer to each other.
But why biking?
Almost everyone in America knows how to ride a bike, even babies get thrilled when they see and get to ride one. Children as young as five are very eager to learn how to ride a bike. Even people who haven’t ridden for years feel the thrill when they get back on a bike.
Besides, it is cost-free. When people from a local community gather for an event, they would not have to worry about cost. And it is undoubtedly fun. You rarely would meet a neighbor who does not like the idea of biking.
You can bring your whole family to a biking event since every family member can hop on their bikes from the small bikes to the bikes for heavy people.
Biking has become a beautiful culture that is unique to itself. It has the power to gather people and accomplish a common goal. People could gather to work out together and be advocates of healthier living; be campaigners for clean and pollution-free air; or be fund raisers for a charity group. There are all-female biking groups designed to support women with breast cancer; commuters’ biking groups joined to promote biking as an alternative mode of transportation. Some gather with their bikes to hold amateur or professional bike races or simply gather as bike enthusiasts.
It does not matter how small your group may be. A group composed of a few neighbors joined for a common interest in biking and a common cause already matters a lot.
Biking truly can help people build and develop good relationships and eventually develop trust and unity which would improve their community as a whole. Plus, the accomplishment of a certain common goal which is achieved through biking really creates pure joy and a sense of fulfillment.