It’s good for you and good for the planet. Its empowering. It is an act of courage in a world that is built for cars. When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking The hardest part of raising a child is teaching them to ride bicycles. A shaky child on a bicycle for the first time needs both support and freedom. The realization that this is what the child will always need can hit hard. "If the wind is not against you, it is not blowing." I ride because I love to feel the wind on my face and listen to the birds and bugs.