Healthy Living in Recovery: Best Places to Ride Your Bike in and Around Fort Lauderdale

Benefits of Exercise for People in Recovery

Finding new hobbies and exploring new places is part of what makes living in recovery so fulfilling and worthwhile.   Exercise during recovery is particularly important as addiction can rob us of interests and hobbies, but the good news is you have a whole life in recovery to make the best of it!  You’ve worked hard to achieve sobriety, so celebrate all your accomplishments by finding new things you enjoy!

Why Spending Time Outdoors is Great for People in Recovery

Riding your bike doesn’t just provide a chance to improve your exercise routine, there are also several health benefits you may enjoy from it too.  Some of the most noteworthy benefits include:

  • Increased Vitamin D absorption
  • Helps establish a daily routine
  • Decreases stress, anxiety, and depression
  • Gives the opportunity to get out and meet new people
  • Can be a gateway to other hobbies, such as photography, painting, etc.
  • It can improve your quality of sleep
  • It can improve lung function and is great for cardiovascular health

Top Places to Ride Your Bike in and Around Fort Lauderdale

To help you plan your routes along with Fort Lauderdale, visit BIKE BROWARD | Fort Lauderdale, an interactive tool developed to make planning your route a breeze.  Simply put in your start location and it will populate routes you can take based on how far you want to ride!

If you’re interested in cruising along the beachfront, the Fort Lauderdale Beachfront Promenade is just for you!  Located between Las Olas and Sunrise Boulevard, this paved path is lined with fun shops, restaurants, and of course the beach!  Their office can be reached at 954-828-500.


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Atlantic Greenway

Conservation Levee Greenway Tamarac, FL 33321

This 4.2-mile paved trail is lined with palm trees and ends at Miami Beach’s southernmost tip where you can cool off in the beautiful Atlantic Ocean.

Atlas Trail

NW 104th Ave Doral, FL 33178

The Atlas Trail is great for novice bikers because it is only a little over a mile in length.  This paved path also takes you to Doral Shopping Center so you can enjoy some shopping or a snack when you’re done!


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