With the spirit of the Tour de France starting back up, it's time to get on the bike!  Whether that means a road bike, a triathlon bike, a touring bike or a 20 year-old mountain bike that you just dusted off in the shed/garage/closet.  Get on it and ride!!!  One of the greatest things about biking is the fact that you can get a good exercise without the large stress on your legs from many other sports like running.  If you do not have a bike, here is a list of a few places in Shreveport-Bossier that sell, service or allow free looks/drools/dreams when it comes to bikes.

Scooter's Bike Shop
River City Cycling
The Bike Pedaler
Bikes Etc
Dick's Sporting Goods
Academy Sports & Outdoors
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If you are new to the riding or you have not been on a bike in a few years, "it's just like riding a bike!"  Besides for a bike, the most important thing when biking, WEAR A HELMET.  Your head is one of the most important parts of your body, don't have Mr. Noggin meet Mr. Road.  Next, always bring water when you ride.  Especially if you are riding in the middle of the day or towards the evening hours.  Always hydrate when you are doing physical activity.

If you are in the mindset to try and become a Thor Hushovd, current World Champion and holder of the yellow jersey following stage four of the Tour de France, here are a couple of the organizations in Ark-La-Tex that can help:

http://www.teamlasport.org/
http://www.sunrisetriclub.org/
http://www.texarkanacycling.com/

Good luck on your bicycle adventure if this is the fitness route that you choose to go.  The Tour de France is currently airing in the morning from 7-10 on the Versus Network.  Most of all, have fun and keep those pedals turning!




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