Is Cycling the New Golf?

 In Southern California, Michael Marckx spearheads a group of cyclists who regularly ride and network.

In Southern California, Michael Marckx spearheads a group of cyclists who regularly ride and network.

Now there's an interesting trend. Networking makes the (business) world go 'round. Golf has long been the number one business networking activity. But it seems that things are changing. Entrepreneurs and executives across the country are trading their clubs for bikes.

Why trade the links for the trail? For one thing, biking takes less time. Not constrained by the size of the course or the speed of the people in front of you, biking takes only as long as you want.

Another reason: health. Nobody likes to exercise, but everyone likes fun. Cycling gives you both. A great workout and a fun shared experience that creates a bond and helps grease the wheels of networking and business.

Then there's cost. Membership fees, greens fees, cart fees, advance booking fees, equipment...it all adds up to a pretty big investment, month after month, game after game. Or, you can get yourself an affordable bamboo bike and spend all that money you saved on a diamond-studded water bottle. Shiny.

Best of all, you can look smart and stylish in a one-of-a-kind affordable bamboo bike from Greenstar Bikes. Imagine the ice-breaking conversations involving your bamboo bicycle. Suddenly you have the attention of every entrepreneur, executive, and networker in your group.