Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Thirty-one U.S. states now have adult obesity rates above 25 percent, and four states have surpassed 30% obesity. Alabama and Mississippi count among the fattest, and only 0.1 percent of the population bicycle-commutes. The most fit state, Massachusetts, has a bicycle commuting rate of 0.5%. Oregon tops the chart for bicycle commuting at 1.7% of the population, and unsurprisingly is also one of the fittest states.
There are five bike tours held in Ontario this year to benefit MS, ranging from 30 to 190 km. They are for all ages, and food and beverages are supplied as well as cyclist support vehicles. Best of all, to reward all that hard work, the finish line has a BBQ and massage for those aching muscles. This year the tours take place between July 25 and September 13. Find out more at the MS Bike Tour Blog.