'Smile More' Bike Ride to highlight mental health awareness
May is Bike Month and Mental Health Month, so we're teaming up to ride bikes for mental health awareness. Beginning at The Commons on Thursday, May 10th at 6pm, we'll go for a casual, social ride on the People Trails. Mental Health screenings will be available for those who want them either before or after the ride.
The ride is called the 'Smile More' Ride simply because riding a bike puts a smile on your face. We used one of the graphics from our Bike Month coaster campaign, by Brooke Hawkins Design, to create the poster for this event.
Bicycling, particularly outdoors, has been shown to help relieve stress and decrease symptoms of depression and anxiety. We're hoping that this ride will encourage people to consider riding bikes to help improve their health and wellness.