A Family That Rides Together, Stays FIT Together

BANKS — Jerry Smith has a simple, low-cost and fun-packed solution for families who want to stay fit: Go biking.

“It’s disturbing if you stop and think about the problem of obesity in children,” said the Milwaukie grandfather. “But, rather than just talking about exercising, we need to go out and show them that this is the way we do it.”

Last month, Smith and his 9-year-old grandson, Jordon, shared a tandem bike as they cruised along with other families and solo riders on a 10-mile ride around Sauvie Island. Along the way, they saw wildlife, made friends and burned a few calories.

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