Bicycling for fitness and recreation is becoming more popular in America. With the advent of new styles of bicycles, more people than ever before are able to enjoy this inexpensive mode of fun transportation.
Some bicycles come equipped with electric motors. The electric motor allows a bicyclist to travel much longer distances than would be possible by simply peddling the bike. Some electric bikes use a lithium-ion battery to power the motor.
Shifting gears up and down hills can be tricky. Some electric bikes are equipped to change gears at the appropriate speeds without assistance from the rider. This type of automatic shifting is known as coasting. These bikes have coaster brakes that are activated when the rider pedals backward; this stops the pedals from going forward.
Sufferers of back and neck pain can enjoy the reclining feeling of the recumbent bike. These comfortable, easy-ride bikes can also come with hand pedals for those who are not able to pedal with the feet.
Some bicycle models come with guards that prevent oil from the chains to soil the rider’s clothing. If bicycle chains are undesirable to a purchaser, it is no problem. Some models come equipped with polyethylene belt systems instead of chains. These belts do not need to be oiled.
Transporting a bicycle to a riding destination is a snap if the bicycle is a folding model. Some bicycles can be folded and stored neatly into a suitcase!
Accessories abound in bike stores. Some bicycles even have weatherproof iPhone holders for hands-free convenience.
Bicycles are an easy, inexpensive way to get around and have fun. Regular bikes, electric bikes, folding bikes, recumbent bikes – so much to choose from. Bicycling is a past-time that almost anyone can enjoy.