Start Cycling: Biking For Beginners

Looking for a fun, low-impact way to get fit? From buying the right bicycle to completing a four-week cycling program, follow this step-by-step plan for beginners (10 Photos)

Jessica Smith on Mar 28, 2012 at 10:38AM

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Start Cycling: Biking For Beginners

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Finding, Fitting and Sitting On Your Bike

How do you choose a bike that will fit you properly? “Most novice cyclists buy bikes that are too big for them and that have a seat which is too low,” says Andrew Johnston, a former professional cyclist, author of Holistic Strength Training for Triathlon and owner of Triumph Training in Atlanta, Georgia.You want to look for a traditional road frame or something geared more towards comfort, such as a ‘hybrid’ bike, and test ride several options before deciding on your purchase,” he explains. Visit a local, reputable bike shop to get expert assistance in picking out your bike. They can also adjust the seat height. Besides comfort, the seat position can prevent injury and pain. 

 

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