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Tips for Bike Lovers: Beginners Welcome

Posted May 10 2010 9:30am

Recreational paths are great for beginners Cycling is a great way to stay fit while reducing your dependence on fossil fuels. Since May is National Bike Month , this week's tips will help you get more enjoyment from your two-wheeled wonder.

Tip #1: Find Your Comfort Level

If you're new to cycling, gain confidence on recreational bike paths or roads without much traffic. Before you ride, map out a route that matches your experience and endurance level. You can get advice about  bike-path etiquette, helmet fit, and proper seat adjustment  from the League of American Bicyclists. By practicing with short, well-planned rides, you'll gain the skills and strength to tackle a long ride or start commuting to work. 

Tell us: What is your cycling advice for beginners?

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