Break Free. Live Small. Take a Road Less Traveled
THIS WEEK
The Growing Importance of Bicycle Infrastructure
 
THIS IS INSANITY
The Average American Literally Spends 71 years of their Life Indoors!
And 15 Years of their lives Watching TV
. What's even worse. Some people spend 6 hours per day
sitting in their car, in traffic.
 
The Value of Bicycle Lanes and Thoroughfares
Traffic congestion has been a problem in metropolitan areas for
years, but it has now spread to urban areas. Congestion increases
travel time, air pollution, carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and fuel
use. The number of hours Americans waste sitting in traffic more
than quintupled between 2000 and 2015.

Some people point to the growth of traffic congestion as evidence of
the need for more infrastructure spending. However, there are ways
to manage traffic, and cycling is at the top of the list.
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#Vanlife, the Bohemian Social-Media Movement
What began as an attempt at a simpler life quickly became a life-style
brand. Like the best marketing terms, “vanlife” is both highly specific
and expansive. It’s a one-word life-style signifier that has come to
evoke a number of contemporary trends: a renewed interest in the
American road trip, and a life free from the tyranny of a nine-to-five
office job.
From THE NEW YORKER MAGAZINE April 24, 2017. READ >>
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Cancer Makes Too Much Money to Cure
The cancer industry is probably the most prosperous business in
the world. In 2016, there will be an estimated 1,665,540 new cancer
cases diagnosed and 585,720 cancer deaths in the US. $6 billion of
tax-payer funds are cycled through various federal agencies for
cancer research,
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Why bike? It makes us happy, researchers say
by Liz Murphy
As advocates, we’re quick to point out the benefits we can
measure: It burns calories, reduces air pollution, relieves traffic
congestion and costs less than car ownership. But, for those of us
who ride, we know there are even bigger upsides to cycling: Biking
makes us feel good. And now there’s data to prove it.
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    TO YOUR HEALTH
 
Why Nose Breathing Is so Important
By Dr. Mercola
Breathing is typically an ignored topic when it comes to health, yet
breathing properly can improve oxygenation through your body,
including your brain, and is a powerful strategy for relieving stress
and anxiety. To induce calm, you need to breathe slowly and
lightly, using your diaphragm. You also want to breathe less, and
breathing through your nose is key.  
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    PRODUCTS & GEAR
 
Saris Freedom 4-Bike Hitch Rack
The newest member of the Saris Freedom family of tray-style hitch
racks is the Freedom 4-bike, which doubles the capacity of the
original Freedom.  
http://www.bicycleproductguide.com
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Unsinkable® Polarized sunglasses
by Reflekt
Reflekt Unsinkable® Polarized sunglasses are made from a
unique frame material called VaporLite™ which have the look
& feel of ordinary sunglasses but are 20% lighter, allowing
them to float. Now you can get out on the water and go
paddling, surfing, fishing, kayaking or just relaxing knowing
that your new shades are Lighter than Water™.  
www.
reflektpolarized.com/
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Quest Cooler
by Canyon Coolers
The Quest soft cooler by Canyon Coolers is constructed with white
water raft-grade tough tarpaulin. These coolers are manufactured
with welded seams for high-performance durability and lined with
IceSkin insulation giving the Quest cooler 3 times the insulation
found in normal soft coolers.  
www.canyoncoolers.com/
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4 Boat Trailer with Bike Rack
by Remackel Trailer
Haul 4 Canoes/Kayaks and 4 Bikes on one trailer!
With our optional Bike Rack package you can haul 4 bikes, 4
canoes/kayaks (up to 18ft long) and outdoor gear all on the same
trailer. It's a trailer that can do anything for your outdoor plans!
Web Site:
https://www.remackeltrailers.com/
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The New Mirage Eclipse
Stand tall on the water aboard the Mirage Eclipse, another
world’s-first watercraft from Hobie
.
Incredibly stable, just get on and go using MirageDrive® leg power.
Go from the car, the dock or your boat to the water in minutes. The
Mirage Eclipse takes fitness out of the gym and onto the water and
under the sun.  
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    SPECIAL PROMOTIONS
 
EXPLORE the FLATHEAD
Explore the Flathead is an active outdoor recreation event
planning service and adventure travel organization based in
Whitefish, MT. We invite you to join us! We can package your
vacation, reunion, corporate team event, ski weekend from start
to finish. Call today for complete details. 406-871-6282. Like us
on
facebook.
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The Bike and Paddle Club provides the connection for all levels of
bike and paddle enthusiasts. If you ever wanted to get into biking,
kayaking, standup -- or if you're new to the area, looking to meet
up with like minded people this is a great place to start! Click

HERE
>> or call 406-871-6282.
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Traffic congestion throughout the country is a major problem and
it gets worse every year. Many cities are investing millions to
improve biking conditions and safety measures. However, building
infrastructure alone will not get people out of their cars and onto
bicycles. Click
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    ENVIRONMENT
 
More than HALF of U.S. rivers are too polluted to support life
Caring for our backcountry trail
systems and waterways is
everybody's business. Plastics,
especially plastic water bottles,
have clogged some rivers to the
point where they don't even flow.
All for a little convenience.

Be Part of the Solution. Use
stainless steel, or other
reuseable containers.
 
Alternative Magazine - P.O.. Box 2292 Bigfork, MT 59911  - www.alternatives-magazine.com - 406-871-6282
 
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