Find a fitter you on two wheels this summer.

Cycling can be a relaxing and fun way to get fit. It is mainly an aerobic activity, which means that your heart, blood vessels and lungs all get a workout!

The health benefits of cycling include improved posture and coordination, strengthened bones, increased fitness and muscle strength, decreased fat levels and even the ability to reduce anxiety, depression and stress.

There are plenty of bike paths around greater Brisbane to have a casual stroll or plan a 20km ride for fitness.

Recently Logan completed a project to help cyclists navigate their way along five of Logan’s named cycle routes.

The signposting included the Logan Central, Springwood, Slacks Creek, East-West and Shailer Park routes.

Logan Bicycle Advisory Committee Chair, Councillor Russell Lutton, says the project was an important part in helping Logan cyclists share the road and pathways and would help encourage more active commuting.

“It’s important that cyclists have access to signage to a similar standard as motorists.

“This helps cyclists, and in many cases pedestrians as well, navigate the many on and off-road cycle paths around the city.

“The signs will also help all residents discover new parts of the city while enjoying healthier, more active lifestyles,” he says.

Lutton says the Crestmead cycle route was due for installation shortly, and would be completed once a final ride-through of installed signs was completed.

“We will also ask the Bicycle Users Group (BUG) to conduct a ride-through and provide Council with feedback on issues such as legibility and line of sight,” he says.

Cyclist Steven Daw says he is looking forward to getting on his bike in the New Year to trial all the signed bike routes across Logan City and get healthier and more active.

“I like riding to stay fit and active and it’s a good way to save money too.

“I feel safer using the bike tracks rather than riding on the road. I like that each sign has distance markers to the next suburb and it’s encouraged me to try new routes,” he says.

Do you cycle for fitness? Will you give the Logan cycle routes a go?