Sheri Foster began riding her bike to work every day when she was working as a lifeguard while studying for her undergraduate degree. 20 years later, biking remains an essential part of her day. Foster strongly believes that cycling is responsible for her improved mental wellness.
For Foster, making the decision to commute by bike was not just about physical fitness. The exhilaration of rolling along a bike path and the challenge of riding year-round through any kind of weather has prepared Foster for the work day, and helps her unwind at the end. “If I don’t bike, I feel as though I’m missing a part of my day,” said Foster. “When I bike each day I feel happier. I’m more at peace and more relaxed.”