For how long has your bicycle gathered dust? Has the traffic made you stop riding it in your neighbourhood? Well, if your answer is yes to both then here’s a reason why you should take your bicycle out: May is bike month. Bike rides on balmy evenings when the sun is setting and a cool draft floats in the air have the power to heal you. This sensual experience gives a sense of wholeness and lets you connect with your feet that are pedalling, your hands that are holding on for stability and your skin that feels the touch of wind. But that is just one reason why you should take your bicycle out. Here are some others:

 "Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride." - John F. Kennedy

"Think of bicycles as rideable art that can just about save the world." - Grant Petersen

"A few years ago, I bought an old red bicycle with the words Free Spirit written across its side - which is exactly what I felt like when I rode it down the street in a tie-dyed dress." - Drew Barrymore

"Education is a continual process, it's like a bicycle...If you don't pedal you don't go forward." - George Weah

"Learn to ride a bicycle. You will not regret it if you live." Mark Twain

"Let me tell you what I think of bicycling. I think it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. It gives women a feeling of freedom and self-reliance. I stand and rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a wheel…the picture of free, untrammeled womanhood." - Susan B. Anthony

"If you worried about falling off the bike, you’d never get on." - Lance Armstrong

"Bicycling is a big part of the future. It has to be. There’s something wrong with a society that drives a car to work out in a gym." - Bill Nye

"Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race." - HG Wells

"The journey of life is like a man riding a bicycle. We know he got on the bicycle and started to move. We know that at some point he will stop and get off. We know that if he stops moving and does not get off he will fall off." - William Golding