CHICAGO (CBS) — State Representative Dave Severin wants to promote riding bikes.
In fact, he has a bill that seeks to designate cycling as the official state exercise.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: 90s Return Thursday
“I believe it’s important that, as a state, we encourage the people of Illinois to pursue an active lifestyle for long-term health,” Severin said. “Also, Illinois state government and many local governments have invested significant resources in the last 20 years across the state to build and expand biking trails. Cycling is a low-impact exercise that can be enjoyed by people of all shapes and sizes – even mine.”READ MORE: Police: Shots Fired At CPD Officers From Car In West Garfield Park; Officer Fires Back, But No One Hit
It is known to be easy of the knees.MORE NEWS: Asha Mosi Believes Her Clothing Company, 'Un-Cursed,' Can Be Catalyst For Powerful Change For Black Families -- And She Wants To Take It Beyond Clothes
The freshman lawmaker’s health-minded bill has passed the House. Next stop, the Senate.