January 13, 2004

Flabbiest Cities need the NBG Mayors' Ride

According to Men's Magazine, as per a study of America's flabbiest cities, Chicago really does need the Mayors' Ride we are doing to their Windy City. The schedule can be found HERE.

According to the magazine:

No city in the U.S. has weather worse than Chicago's, but it just makes those stunning spring days (all six of them) more special. The Windy City also blows it in commute time, open spaces, and air and water (it's not only freezing, it's polluted). Smoking is still a popular pastime here, and obesity levels are nearly double those in Colorado. Blame the Cubs, or blame double-double cheeseburgers, deep-dish pizza, Eli's cheesecake and rainbow cones..{...}

And yet there again, Houston is #1 on the flab scale, while of the other cities we are visiting Philly is 4, St Louis is 5, Columbus is 8, Indy is 12, NYC is 15, Baltimore is 20, Miami is 24 and Washington DC is 25th.

There are no CA cities on the flab list list while on the fittest ranking, 8 out of the top 25 cities are here in the Golden State. One of America's top bike cities, Portland, comes in at # 6 while Seattle, the first 2004 NBG Day is the second most fit city in the US. And yet there again, you had to know that San Francisco is ranked as the 3rd most fit city in the US! Oakland across the Bay comes in at 15th and San Jose is 19th. And the NBG is now located easy bike distance from all of these last three population centers!!

If U want to see why the magazine ranked these cities they way they did, go HERE and click on the city in question!

Posted by mkreig at January 13, 2004 03:48 PM