The Saint Charles streetcar line has been running since 1835, making it the oldest continuously operating streetcar line in the world. Now, in 2016, as we run throughout the city, along the lines of this historic New Orleans icon, we can feel the age of the dirt beneath us and the vibration of the streetcars as they approach and pass us. What a unique addition to a morning run!
Today’s vehicle of choice: not our feet, not our cars, not the street car, but our PEDALS! Yes, biking is one of the best ways to get active in the great outdoors without inducing the anxiety or dread that - let’s be honest, for most of us - running does. Getting up on two wheels can be enjoyable on even the most scorching of NOLA summer days. No longer simply a two-wheeled feat for our five-year-old selves, biking allows adult-us to enjoy leisurely, breezy relaxation in a matter of seconds, all the while our bodies burning calories and working to increase our metabolism.