Things you should keep in mind when switching to biking

With what is going on out there in the world, causing gasoline prices skyrocket. To cope with this, many have turned to bicycles as the main means of transportation both to school and workplaces. However, if you are just starting to switch to cycling, you need to keep the following in mind.

bicycles 2

1. The right bike

bicycles 5

Bicycles are being sold on the market with many different models and designs. You can consult groups on social networks about the price as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each bike company. First, decide if you are suitable for a bicycle or an e-bike, depending on your needs and frequency of use. Next, you should list out what you want your bike to have, such as style, color, and necessary accessories such as a basket, rear saddle, bell, water bottle hook, etc.

2. Travel time


It will take you longer to get to your destination when using a bicycle instead of a car. Therefore, you should do a test drive at a slow speed to be sure of the time difference when using the two vehicles. From there, you can figure out the suitable departure time to get to your school or workplace without being late.

bicycles 3

Furthermore, you should also limit long-distance riding in the afternoons to avoid heatstroke or sweating before important appointments.

3. The right route

Bicycles are not just a means of transportation, but also an ideal tool for exercise. It will be more wonderful and exciting if you choose roads that are cool, car-free, and have lots of trees to bike through while enjoying the beautiful scenery and fresh air. In addition, you should also check the map and make sure the route you choose is for bicycles.

bicycles 4

4. Traffic rules

Safe traffic is also one of the important factors that you should pay attention to when cycling. Look out for traffic signs throughout the road to avoid entering the wrong lane of other vehicles. Do not use headphones while riding, and remember to ask for directions and look for incoming traffic making a turn.

bicycles 1

Many people mistakenly believe that there will not be many rules when participating in traffic by bicycle. Well, I hate to break it to you, but there are plenty of traffic regulations that include most vehicles, including bicycles, and violating some of them could cost you a heavy fine. So, make sure you know what you should or should not do to keep yourself out of trouble.

5. Helmet on

bicycles 6

Wearing a helmet is necessary, especially in the city. The density of traffic can sometimes cause unwanted accidents. Having some protective gear, along with the helmet, can reduce the damage taken and might even save your life. Furthermore, some countries do require you to wear a helmet. Thus, doing so can help you avoid getting pulled over by law enforcement.



Must Read