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Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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wellness vitality condition strengthen nutrition diet stamina fitness & health Cycling for Fitness K E R I L Y M A N writer invented in Germany in the early 1800s, the bicycle was originally known as a "hobby horse" and, in fact, was considered at that time an alternative to riding a horse. Another bit of history: An English expat won the first bicycle race that was held in France in 1868, riding on a wooden bike with iron tires. And before improvements such as rubber tires and ball bear- ings, the bike was referred to as a "bone-shaker" in England. Fast forward to now. According to Reference.com, bicycles now number about one billion worldwide, and are used for transportation, leisure, and sport. The sport of cycling has also changed dramatically to include mountain bike enthusiasts to Tour de France road racing pro- fessionals, whose bicycles cost in the many tens of thousands of dollars. What hasn't changed in all this time is the sheer sense of freedom that many feel on a bicy- cle. According to local mountain bike enthusiast and Weston resident Craig Tanny, who rides M E D I A B A K E R Y 146 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s u m m e r 2 0 1 7

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