May is both National Bike Month and National Mental Health Awareness Month. A Scottish research group composed of a bike org called Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland, the Scottish Borders Health and Social Care Partnership’s Galashiels Resource Center, and Edinburgh Napier University, have been studying the positive mental health benefits of mountain biking since September. The hope is to quantify the specific benefits the pilot program provided, then use that information to build mountain biking for mental health programs throughout Scotland. Mountain biking has proved to be something of a lifeline in my own struggles with mental health issues. I gave no thought whatsover to any positive developments for my mental health.