How to Balance on a Bicycle: Tips for Big Riders


One of the major skills needed when it comes to riding a bicycle whether or not you’re a big rider is balancing. You have to figure out how balancing actually works. Then, you have to figure out how that balancing really works in an actual road. In many ways, the simplest challenge of the learning process engages in the basics of mechanical processes. To name a few, it includes making the bike move forward, not falling off your bike which is the balancing part; and also the braking and the steering. These are not easy tasks. They are not possible either.

So how do you actually make a bike move and balance on it, all at the same time?

A lot of people will advise a big rider to ride a bike just how we see it in movies. The way children are taught. How? Starting from the top of the hill, the learner is pushed. You just keep your fingers crossed that no bones will be broken along the way. Unfortunately, that does not work for big riders, due to a number

Tips for Riding a Bicycle on a Busy Road


Ridinheavy_road_1g a bicycle either as a sport, recreational exercise or as a means of transportation is becoming popular these days. More often, cyclists choose roads with less traffic. However, when it cannot be avoided, some bicycle riders have to go through busy streets and bike their way through traffic.

When riding a bicycle through a busy street, no matter how covered and protected you are with your helmet and safety gears, if you don’t follow traffic rules and road discipline, you might be putting yourself at risk with danger.

Accidents do happen anytime and anywhere but there are things that you can do to avoid encountering one when you ride your bicycle on a busy street.

A bicycle, once it hits the road, it is treated like any vehicle on the road. Therefore, when you ride your bicycle on a busy street, it is advisable to follow traffic rules such as stopping on a red light, know when to yield, avoid overtaking on the shoulders, and follow bike lanes or bike paths if there any.

When on the road, you might want to remember to

Be Aware and Be Seen While Cycling at Night


Even if you ride your bike to work, chances are you’ve never had to ride at night. Even when you had to stay late at work you probably hitched a ride home instead of riding your bike. Your reasons for this were good ones! Without the right gear, night riding is as terrifying as it is dangerous. Until you get used to it, riding at night can be scary. But there are steps you can take to ease into it, safely.

Tips for Cycling at Night:

  • Tip #1: Choose a Lighted Path

Many bike paths keep their lights on well into the night, making them suitable for bicycle commuting well past when the sun goes down. Finding a lighted path means a cyclist doesn’t need much more gear to be able to ride at night. Be sure to read the signs before entering to find out if the lights run all night or if they have an automatic cut-off time.

  • Tip #2: Wear Clear Glasses

Plenty of cyclists own snazzy and functional eyewear. But if you’re used to riding during the day, they probably have dark lenses. When searching for those perfect glasses, you probably wondered

Top 10 Paved Bike Trails in Florida

Thanks to the growing popularity of bicycling, Florida now offers some of the finest off-street, paved bike trails in America. For recreational cyclists who enjoy smooth, safe rides, with clean air in a natural environment, here is our list of the Top 10 Florida bike trails — listed geographically from north to south.

1. Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail-Trail

Although just outside Jacksonville, Florida, this is an enjoyable 14.5 mile rural trail and very well maintained (kudos to the Florida Department of Transportation and Jacksonville-Baldwin Trail volunteers). While there are some open areas at either end, most of the trail is tree-lined, with little or no traffic noise.

2. Gainesville-Hawthorne State Trail

The trail stretches 16 miles from the City of Gainesville’s Boulware Spings Park through the Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park and the Lochloosa Wildlife Management Area and ends in the small town of Hawthorne. Mostly wooded and quiet, one small section includes a few winding curves and mildly challenging hills (for Florida). A paved spur leads to a scenic Paynes Prairie overlook.

3. Town of Cedar Key

This is our top choice for small town bike rides. Listed on the National Historic Site Register, Cedar Key is what Key West was 75 years ago. For the

How To Choose The Best Freestyle BMX Bike

Racing and performing various off road stunts and tricks needs a typical kind of a bike that can withstand the effects of harsh riding. Freestyle BMX bikes are designed specifically for stunting and racing activities. These bikes are manufactured with light weight and high quality material that can be easily handled over different disciplines. Tires of bikes are wide up to 24 inches that enable the freestyle riders to perform stunts and tricks proficiently with great convenience.

Competition for quality and variety is rising rapidly among different manufacturers and suppliers of bikes. Different models of freestyle BMX bikes have touched great heights in delivering high quality performance features. Among a wide range of models and categories, it may be little bit difficult and time consuming to choose the right type of bike. This confusion can sometimes lead to the possibility of selecting the wrong option. Therefore, it is very essential to have sufficient knowledge about certain factors related to freestyle BMX bikes.

In today’s era of great competition, there is no shortage of bikes that deliver highly appreciable quality traits. Beyond the quality factor, there are many other factors that should be considered while buying a freestyle BMX bike. Here are some

A Guide To Buying The Best Folding Bike

A folding bike is like your conventional bicycle; the only distinguishing feature is its folding mechanism that allows for great convenience in transport and storage. With people trying to make best use of the space available at their disposal, folding bikes have become the preferred choice.

There is an extensive range of folding bikes featuring different frame designs, wheel sizes, folding mechanisms and gears. The best one for you depends on your cycling profile and needs.

1. Ride type –

The type of riding you do is the most important consideration. Do you use your bike for leisure trips round the corner, or do you use it for your regular commute to office or do you use it for mountain tours? Bikes for regular commute need to be comfortable and lightweight; yet they need to hold up against regular travel. Mountain bikes are designed for off-road travel across an array of terrains.

2. Wheel size –

The next criterion to tick against is the wheel size. It determines how portable your bike will be as well as the ride comfort. 26″, 24″, 22″, 20″ 16″ and 14″ are the different available wheel diameters. Folding bikes in 14″ and 16″ are among the smallest wheels,

How to Use Bicycle Gears: Tips for Big Riders

In reality, you don’t need to use all your bike gears but having multiple gears can help ease pedaling your bike, increase your speed, and tackle every terrain you encounter on your ride.

You can use your bicycle gears efficiently if you are well oriented with your shifters and the number of gears on your bike. Multiple geared bicycles have the left shifter control the front gears while the shifter on the right controls the rear.

It is wise to remember that higher gears put more resistance on the pedals but pedaling it on a flat road makes you go faster without using much of your energy to attain speed. However, on a steep climb, you might find it difficult to climb on a high gear and may strain your leg muscles.

On the other hand, lower gears make the bike easier to pedal and can make the bike go faster. However, pedaling fast on a lower gear to increase acceleration would tire you easily. But on an uphill climb, a lower gear would make the bike easy to pedal going up. Although in this case, the ride going up would be a bit slow.

Ideally, use the front gear number 1 for