By Kristin Sidorov
May is National Bike Month, and whether you’re an experienced cyclist or a novice looking for a new hobby, hopping on a bike is a fun and easy way to incorporate fitness into your everyday life. Plus, it’s cheaper than a car!
Try capping your afternoon ride with a festive spring picnic using these inspired recipes. Each one is perfect to pack up and go, with bright, fresh flavors that are just as delicious on a relaxing Saturday as they are for a weekday lunch following your bike ride to the office.
Summer Picnic Pasta Salad (A Full Measure of Happiness)
Egg Salad with Radishes (The Kitchn)
Ribboned Asparagus Salad with Lemon (SmittenKitchen)
English Peas, Buckwheat Greens, and a Strawberry Tart (cannelle et vanille)
Mango, Jicama, and Cucumber Salad (Muy Bueno Cookbook)
Roasted Cherry Tomato Tart (Bakers Royale)
Honey Ginger Lemonade (Gourmande in the Kitchen)
Get more fitness and cycling tips from Olympic distance runner Kara Goucher, who recommends cycling for endurance and leg strength.
Do you own a bike? Tell us about your favorite rides!