|Adventures of a Healthy Lifestyle Start Up--Renting bikes in Minneapolis|
The real challenges when you travel for work is you are stuck inside most of the time in a convention center and you work long hours. This can be bad for your health and ends up not being much fun.We came to realize it was a wasted opportunity. How could we be in these great cities and leave with out exploring them? That is when we started building in a "half day of fun" into our trips. With conventions we always have to go ahead of time so we can set up our exhibits. We discovered that if we go set up in the morning we then have a half day to play in the afternoon. The next step was figuring out what fun to have.
A couple of years ago we were in Minneapolis for the National Wellness Conference. Right in front of our hotel there was a newly installed rent-a-bike station. This is a fairly new concept in convention and tourist locations where stands of bikes are available for you to rent and they are part of a system throughout a city so you can rent one place and drop your bike off in another location at another station. We decided to try it out. We went from station to station, around town, around residential areas and around beautiful rivers and lakes. We covered about 18 miles and had a great adventure.
|Cycling through New Orleans learning its history and seeing its beauty|
Other great bike adventures have included cycling on Coronado during a conference in San Diego (ENDO EXPO)-
|Exploring Coronado on its impressive 24-mile Silver Strand bike trail|
|Discovering the unique pleasure of recumbent cycling in San Antonio|
|Enjoying the Napa Valley Wine Country by bike tour|