March 30, 2016

The Joy of Riding Bike Trails

Let’s face it when it comes to exercise riding a bike outside in the fresh air is one of the best ways to get yourself fit. Even if you don’t like the great outdoors then that a whole range of exercise bikes that can be used in the comfort of your own home without the need to get outside and get dirty and wet. Of course, these exercise bikes get you fit but really for the thrill and excitement there’;s nothing to beat riding a real bike and of course this is especially true when you join a club and experience the thrill and excitement of riding with others. It’s a great way to bring the family together, working out and enjoying some good exercise and fresh air. Of course, for the best experience it makes sense to find some good bike trails rather than trying to negotiate city traffic.

Even if you live in a big city, there is a good chance that there will be bike trails near where you live. After all, you can find parks almost anywhere and a growing number of them have paths where people can walk and ride bikes. The good thing about this is that even although they are located in the city, you still get the feeling that you are out in the countryside, even if the scenery might not be as spectacular. When riding bike trails, you do have to keep an eye out for walkers and horse riders, after all they have just as much right to be there as you do, but horses can be easily startled and walkers can be hit if you get distracted and run into them. Remember to keep to the paths and tell your family members and fellow cyclists to keep an open eye as well. That way everyone has a good time and no one gets hurt.

Of course, if you’re lucky enough to live out in the country you are probably spoilt for natural bike trails each of them offering a varying degree of challenging intensity. Some of them will be easy, low-level rides that offer the chance for a perfect day out for a leisurely ride with the family and children. These trails are great for beginners, and of course kids as well, and can be a relaxing way to spend a Sunday morning. Chances are you will also meet like-minded cyclists and families along the way so as well as getting fit it’s also a great way to meet new people.

Of course, if you fancy more of a challenge they don’t have to look too far in most rural areas to find trails that offer a bit more in the way of vigorous exercise. Whether it’s a hill climb, obstacle course, or even a forest trail, each bike trail will offer its own unique challenges even the most experienced cyclist.

Finally, it’s worth mentioning that you should have proper safety equipment, helmet, glasses, and if necessary elbow and knee pads and of course, the right kind of bike for the kind of terrain that you be riding on. Road bikes with narrow wheels may be excellent in the city and roads but the just not built to go on by trails and are not only uncomfortable but can be dangerous. Make sure that you have a trail or mountain bike with decent suspension, fat tyres for good grip and a lightweight but sturdy aluminium carbon-based frame.

Riding bike trails is one of the more exciting ways to enjoy the sport, taking the necessary precautions anyone can enjoy it.

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