LeBron James Bike Rides to Miami Heat Games to Stay in Shape

by December 19, 2012

It started last season, prior to a nationally-televised game. LeBron James has grown accustomed to riding his bike around Miami so much that he now uses it to stay in game shape. Per the Sun-Sentinel: “LeBron James at some point lost count. Actually, he never started keeping track. At some point this season, he occasionally began riding his bicycle to practice instead of driving. Then it turned into riding to morning shootarounds. And then games. Suddenly, James was spending more time on the bike than driving around in expensive cars. The added conditioning is why he seems to have no problem logging 42 minutes in the most routine of games. That was James’ stat line in the Heat’s 103-92 comeback victory against the Minnesota Timberwolves Tuesday at AmericanAirlines Arena. […] ‘I felt great,’ James said. ‘I didn’t get tired. I don’t think I got tired (Tuesday) night. I felt great. I could have played again if we had to. Yeah, I’ve been biking a little more than usual. It’s fun. It’s also conditioning, it’s cardio.’ […] James has made the bike ride from his Coconut Grove home three times this season. Each trek takes from about 30 to 45 minutes, depending if James is ‘pushing it.’ Last Saturday he made the trip four times in one day, riding to shootaround and back in the morning. A few hours later, he rode back and forth for the game against Washington Wizards. The last trip occurred about an hour after the Heat’s 30-point victory. ‘I got lights on my bike,’ James said. ‘I’m serious. This isn’t a joke. Of course, safety first.’ James risks the chance of being noticed during one of his many rides. His solution is simple: ‘People try to stop me but I’m in a zone.'”