Why We Ride—There Are So Many Ways To Do It!

There is a bike for pretty much everyone

In a response to our last “Why We Ride” post, reader Deb suggested cycling was so accessible because there were so many types of bikes available. From starting out in a child seat, through training wheels, tandems and on to recumbents, she rightly suggested there was a bike for nearly everyone at every stage of life.

Deb was looking forward to her first ride on her tandem up to Lakefield with her partner (she later reported the ride was great). Bikes can bring couples together, too. And who hasn’t seen a kid out behind their parent on one of those bolt-on mini tandems? The ways we bike go on and on.

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“What can compare with the thrill of a brand new bike?”

The variety of bikes can be daunting when you are trying to choose. Here is a good article describing many of the different kinds of bikes out there. We especially like the article as it also discusses the importance of establishing a relationship with a local bike shop. By choosing a local bike shop you can take the time to ask questions, visit several times and find the right bike for you. The right bike means everything when it comes to a lifetime of enjoyable, everyday riding. A local bike shop can help you with the typical adjustments and tweaks it take to make that bike become one with you and the way you move.

The only downside to having so many choices is having so many choices. As the old saying goes, “So many bikes, only one backside”. And only one shed. And only one income…

Tell us why you ride, either as a comment below or by email, so we can include it as a “Why We Ride” post. We would love to hear more reasons to ride.