Looking for an active and fun way to get moving and be physical? Bicycling might be the answer! Yes, it isn’t anything new. You may have been using the bicycle since you were a kid or whenever you needed to make some quick errands. Get more out of bicycling than just an easy and convenient means of transport. Read on to find out!
Just like other physical and sporting activities, bicycling is also a very popular form of recreation. Ride around the city, the countryside, or a small town with the bike of your choice. Mountain bikes are top sellers as they basically offer a variety of features including comfort and stability. Road bikes are lightweight and have fine frames, thin tires, short wheelbase, and drop or flat handlebars. Also gaining popularity are folding bikes ideal for those who like to seek out places which require travel along the way. There are several other kinds of bikes you can choose from depending on your preference and objective. Family Bonding
For couples, it’s easy to go on a bike date: just find a pair of bicycles and you’re good to go. But what if you have kids? It would be wonderful to have them around for a ride at the park. If you have toddlers too young to ride their own bikes (even with the training wheels), better try bike trailers that are suitable for kids up to six years old. Most bike trailers can carry up to two children. All you have to do is attach it to the rear end of your own bike, then let the kids sit and enjoy the ride.
Thrill & Challenge
Enjoy a thrilling experience that would make you feel like 10-year-old Elliot in Steven Speilberg’s “E.T. the Extraterrestrial” with a ride on a sky bicycle. Take on the challenge at Caliraya Resort Club in Laguna, Chocolate Hills Adventure Park in Bohol, or Eden Nature Park & Resort in Davao. According to an article on choosephilippines.com, Eden Nature Park & Resort’s “Skycycle” is 60 feet high with a distance of 200 meters. Would you dare?
Sport and Fitness
Bicycle racing is recognized as an Olympic sport. But that doesn’t mean it’s only for the Olympics! If you are looking to take bicycling as a serious sport, there are several options to choose from. Some categories include road bicycle racing, time trialing, cyclo-cross, mountain bike racing, track cycling, BMX, and cycle speedway. If you are also into other sports, there are competitions that include bicycle racing among a selection of sports such as triathlons, which involve three continuous and sequential endurance disciplines (commonly swimming, cycling, and running).