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BRANSON – Temperatures are warming up steadily, which means two-wheeled drivers will be taking to the roads.
“Riding a bike is great cardiovascular exercise and easy on the joints,” says Dr. Peter Marcellus, Skaggs HealthcareFamily Medicine. “The key is not to overdo it, start with short distances as you build strength and endurance over time.”
Riding a bike isn’t necessarily the hard part; it’s making sure it doesn’t come apart on you and find its way back to the garage to collect dust. Skaggs Health & Fitness Center is helping you stay on track this riding season by teaching you basic bike maintenance strategies such as how to change a flat, removing and replacing back wheels, and where and how to properly lube your bike.
You can also find out about cycling safety, guidelines, and other important information any beginner or experienced rider needs to know.
“Prevent injuries by always wearing a helmet and using reflectors,” says Chris Thaller, Skaggs Health & Fitness Center Manager. “Also, you should always ride your bicycle in the direction of traffic and avoid busy streets.”
Join the team from Skaggs Health & Fitness Center for a FREE bike maintenance workshop, Saturday, April 30, 10 a.m. to noon in the parking lot of the Branson RecPlex, 1500 Branson Hills Parkway, Branson.
Skaggs Health & Fitness Center is designed to provide community members and visitors an opportunity to make a positive impact on their health by providing all levels of exercise and wellness programs in a professional setting. The health and fitness center is located on the upper level of the Branson RecPlex, 1500 Branson Hills Parkway, Branson.