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2013 Bike Challenge Is On!

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Choose two-wheeled travel this summer to enter prize drawings and compete against local school and workplaces

Columbus State is participating in the 2013 National Bike Challenge! The Challenge starts May 1 and runs through September 30, 2013. Students and employees can sign up for the Challenge and join the Columbus State team to earn trip and distance points for Columbus State in a friendly competition with other local organizations, colleges and business.

Go to and click "Join" to become a new user, or join via your Facebook profile. Students and employees should select or enter "Columbus State Community College" for your "workplace" to have your rides counted in the Columbus State's. A handy mobile app makes ride-logging easier. Each month prizes will be given away to reward Challenge participants. The more you bike, the better your chance of winning (and the better the prizes) will be! 

Can Biking Make You Smarter?

The presentation below was part of the The Next Big Thing celebration of Bike Month 2012. See list of articles on the link between aerobic exercise and cognitive performance.

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 Can biking help you learn and work better? You bet it can!

How Exercise Benefits the Brain
from The New York Times
Brain Rule #1: Exercise!
from Brain Rules by John Medina
Physical Exercise for a Better Brain
from The Franklin Institute
Good Aerobic Capacity Promotes Learning
from Science Daily
Phys Ed: What Sort of Exercise Can Make You Smarter?
from The New York Times
Bikes, Balls in Class: How Phys Ed Transformed One School
from ABC News
Strong Minded:Why you're smart to run and smarter because you do.
from Runners World
Maintaining Aerobic Fitness Could Delay Biological Aging By Up To 12 Years, Study Shows
from Science Daily
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“Ah, the old fool - he insists on riding it to work every day...”



Ride or volunteer with Columbus State for Pelotonia. Event is August 11th and volunteer station is mile 25 in New Albany. Contact Beth Bates, 287-2642.

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Columbus will start a bike share system in July with 300 bikes. Check out and ride station to station downtown.

Mayor's Twilight Ride (Launching from Genoa Park at COSI, 333 W Broad), Friday, July 13. Join Mayor Coleman and other dignitaries and fellow cyclists for a fully supported evening ride promoting the benefits of active living.