By Shannon Traphagen

It’s finally spring, which means there’s no better time to get out your bike and get moving, exploring, and emerging from many of the restrictive behaviors associated with winter.

When it comes to bike riding, Professor David Nieman, of Appalachian State University, recommends riding with members of your own household due to the ongoing pandemic or, if vaccinated, riding with others who have also been vaccinated. Dr. Neiman says getting 30 to 60 minutes of moderate brisk activity is also an immune system booster.

Tom Lonzi, owner of Tom’s Pro Bike says, “Although many group events have been postponed, there are many safe trails and bike lanes to get out and enjoy a ride while getting much-needed exercise.” Need your bike serviced before getting out there? Tom’s is offering a free bike clinic open to all on May 19 at 6:30 pm at 3687 Walden Avenue in Lancaster. “Our service clinics educate riders of all levels on basic bike maintenance, tire changing, CO2 usage, and how you can keep your bicycle running smoothly,” says Tom.

Bike riding is a wonderful form of exercise for people of all ages and abilities. If you are interested in learning more about bike riding for all levels, including some safety and maintenance tips, visit www.bikeradar.com.

If you’d like to attend Tom’s service clinic on May 19, call the store at 716-651-9995 as registration is required due to space restrictions associated with COVID. With two convenient area locations and two more locations in the Rochester area, Tom’s welcomes the opportunity to assist riders of all ages and levels with their needs. Visit www.tomsprobike.com to learn more.

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