By Tami Charbonnet
No matter what your age, gender or level of fitness—cycling is a great non-impact sport that will help keep you fit. Whether your goal is to cruise along the beach at sunset and take in the view, ride with speed on the open road or take your peddling to off-road trails, there is a perfect bicycle waiting for you!
- Bicycles range from inexpensive, moderate to “high dollar” investments. First, decide how much money you plan to spend.
- Who do you plan to ride with?
- What do they ride?
- What would you like to do with your new bike?
If you plan to ride with a group, be sure to purchase a similar type of bike. For example, if your group is on road bikes, you will not be able to keep up with a cruiser or a heavy mountain bike. Accordingly, if your group likes to take it to the back road trails, a road bike would not make it through the sand or rough terrain.