Although Many Adult never got the opportunity to learn how to ride a bike but this is your opportunity to learn how self transportation at no cost effect with healthier benefits. But to successful learn how to ride a bicycle , you first understand that it has to do with preparation, technique, endurance and failing but the sure thing is you can ride a bicycle and anyone can ride a bicycle , this is how to begin:
- The First Thing To Do In Riding A Bicycle Is Finding A Suitable Location.
When learning how to ride a bicycle, it is imperative that you find a place with an open space, less human activity and far from traffic of all sorts. In fact, the best place to learn how to ride a bike is a flat and smooth surface that is devoid of pot holes such as the city park, parking lot, your sidewalk/drive way or if your home has alot of space.
- Avoid Muddy Environments because it makes the learning process difficult.
- Starting off on grass or smooth gravel helps since falls there hurt less. These surfaces make balancing and pedaling harder though.
- If you plan on practicing balance and pedaling on hills, find locations with gentle slopes.
- Check your local laws to see if it is legal to ride on sidewalks or other paths.
2. Wear Protective Clothing
- Knee and elbow pads insulate joints and protect against scrapes, so they are recommended for all riders.
- Long-sleeved shirts and long pants also help protect against falls and can be combined with pads.
- Avoid baggy pants and long skirts. These may get caught in the gears and tires.
- Avoid open-toed shoes. These leave your feet exposed to the bike and ground.
3. Always Be Ready For Emergencies
- Helmets are recommended for beginners and experienced bike riders alike. You never know when an accident will happen. A broken bone can usually be fixed, but head trauma, common in bicycle accidents, leaves a lasting impact. Also, some areas have laws requiring riders to wear helmets.
- Helmets are measured to fit the head. A good one fits tightly and comes down to an inch (two and a half centimeters) above your eyebrows. It will also have straps that keep your helmet tight while still letting you move your mouth.
- Commuter helmets are one common type. They are rounded, made of foam and plastic, and can be found online or in retail stores where bikes are available.
- Road helmets are elongated and often have vents. They’re also made with foam and plastic but are popular on roads or in competitive racing. Seek them online or in retail stores.
- Youth (age 10-15), child (age 5-10), and toddler (under 5) helmets are all smaller commuter or road helmets. Toddler helmets are the only ones with more foam.
- Mountain bike helmets and professional sports helmets come with visors and neck bracing for tough off-road conditions.
- Riding is possible at night but not recommended for beginners. You’ll be spending a lot of time learning to balance. This means that, as you get acclimated, the bike can swerve into traffic or other dangers you’ll have a hard time seeing.. At night, drivers also have a more difficult time seeing you.
- If you have to go out at night, wear light-colored clothing, reflective stickers, and use bike headlights.
4. Ride Your Bicycle.
- Begin on a flat surface..
- Adjust the bike to a level that the riders both legs could touch the ground.
- Test the brakes.
- Plant One foot on the ground especially your dominant foot.
- Sit up straight Instead of Leaning.
- Start Gliding.
- Keep your eye straight ahead to stay focus (Note : Your bike goes wear your eyes looks)
- If you are helping a child or friend, you can hold onto their lower back to help them stay steady while they practice.
- Start pedaling. (Start with one foot on the ground. Your other foot should be flat on a pedal pointed upwards. Push off, put that foot on the other pedal, and go! Keep going as long as you can maintain balance.
- Going faster makes balancing easier, but don’t go so fast that you lose control).
5. Unmount from the bike Using the Brakes , A better practice is stop by using the brakes. Stop pedaling, shift your weight onto the lowest pedal, and squeeze both handbrakes, if the bike has them. Once the bike has stopped, raise yourself a little and step off onto the ground.Putting your feet down too early while using the breaks stops the bicycle abruptly. Your momentum won’t stop and you’ll whack into the handlebars.
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