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R.A.N Tip of the Week! Park Your Whip & Ride A Lime Bike

I have been planning to use my car less and ride my bike more as an alternate to my exercise routine since my boss, Commissioner Laird, National Parks of New York Harbor informed me in the summer of 2018 about his mode of transportation to the Staten Island Ferry are Lime and Jump Bikes. Spring 2019 had arrived and I was still procrastinating and using the excuse that the weather was still a bit too chilly for me and continued to drive my car. However, when the Lime Bike Rentals was placed directly across the street from my home, I knew it was time to get my bike on. Also, in support of the clean air initiative, I definitely wanted to do my part in decreasing the pollution in the air. Cars put out a lot of exhaust, which pollutes the air, and riding your bike uses nothing but your own muscle power. Also, it requires much less energy to produce a bike than it does to manufacture a car...Studies have shown that biking on a regular basis can reduce the effects of depression and anxiety disorders. Finally, the opportunity came on Friday, June 28, 2019 when I was dropped off from the SIM 1 Express Bus on St. John's & Hylan Blvd in SI because I had used public transportation that morning to catch the SIM 3c to go to work with my grandson, Khari and did not park in my usual spot. At first, I was going to transfer to the SI78 Local Bus, but it was no where in sight so I decided to walk about a mile home since it was a beautiful day. After walking 3 blocks, I saw a Lime Bike just waiting for me. I had previously downloaded the app months ago onto my cellphone so all I had to do was scan the barcode on the back of the bike and unlock. Click and I was ready to ride. Although the ride was somewhat bumpy, I enjoyed the experience and will ride more often. I challenge you to park your cars and ride a bike! "It's all about being in a natural state of mind" @rocanatural #rocanatural #rantipoftheweek #parkyourcar #alternatemodeoftransportation #rideabike #limebikes #jumpbikes #choosetorideabike #fitness #shapeup #nomoreexcuses #justdoitchallenge

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