Riding bikes is a fun aerobic or cardiovascular exercise, which involves large muscle groups such as the legs to help strengthen your heart and lungs. This kind of exercise has been shown to lower blood pressure and decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease. Bike riding, along with other forms of aerobic exercise, is also a great way to burn calories and raise your metabolic rate, which are both important for losing weight, especially when beach weather is right around the corner! Livestrong’s website says that a person who is 155 lbs burns about 563 calories bike riding outdoors for an hour at a moderate pace of 12-13.9 miles per hour and 281 calories for a leisurely hour-long ride going less than 10 miles an hour. So whether you are looking to shed a few pounds or for a way to add variety to your workout routine, bike riding is a great option!