Cycling

G. Bush, L. Armstrong
If you’re looking for an exciting way to get a lot of exercise, you might want to try out cycling. Cycling, also known as biking, is a great workout for your legs and your heart. A lot of people use their bikes as their primary means of transportation. This can keep you in shape as well as give you a dependable way to get around the city. Over the last couple of years, the sport has become increasingly popular because of Lance Armstrong.

Cycling is a great mode of transportation if you need to run up the street for groceries or to grab some lunch with friends. Cyclists also take pride in their environmentally friendly transportation means. In most countries around the world, the bicycle is the primary means of people being able to get around. They usually invest in a utility bicycle. These frames have a very relaxed geometry and protect the rider from shocks the road can give.
When riding in urban areas, you must learn how to follow traffic laws. Signaling where you are going and if you need to make a turn is essential to keeping yourself safe. If you plan o­n going off road, a lot of communities have cycling trails all over the outskirts of the city. These trails can add a lot of adventure to a trip because they are full of hills, turns and dips. A major event that has become very popular over the last decade is the use of bicycles to raise money for charity.

Bike Helmet
city-bike
The bicycle can be very dangerous though. When you’re out riding make sure that your bike is in top shape and that you have a spare tire tube with you at all times. Always wear a helmet when you’re riding and it’s also smart to invest in knee-pads, elbow pads and gloves as blisters will form from gripping the handle bars for extended periods of time.

Finding an exciting sport that will whip you into shape and give you a natural high isn’t as easy as it may seem. Cycling can give you an alternative to running or hiking and will even put some money in your pocket if you use your bike to your advantage when it comes time to run errands. Many bikes are created at consumer friendly prices with a variety of models and styles. Check your local retailers for more information.