Hello and welcome to Beginner Cycling. After going more than twenty years without riding a bike, in the last year I have really enjoyed getting back on a bike and getting some great exercise in the fresh air. However, I found that I had a lot to learn about bicycles — from finding the best beginner bike to finding good places to ride and buying some essential cycling gear.
Now remember, I had not been on a bike since the ’80’s — so even the idea of wearing a bicycle helmet was a bit foreign to me. Luckily, I had a couple of people that I could talk to about beginners cycling to help me learn about bikes for beginners and all of the other bike gear for beginners. Yes, I could have just gone to a big discount store and bought a cheap bike, but I don’t think I would have had as good of an experience as I have had by learning to find a quality beginner bike — I think it is possible that the bike would have rotted in the garage, instead of me enjoying cycling enough to buy more than one bike and going on long group bike rides.
So, I thought it would be great to start a blog on beginner cycling to share my experiences and hopefully help some other people who are getting back into cycling (or getting into cycling for the first time). We’ll be discussing finding the right bike for a beginner to bike helmets and other necessary or nice biking accessories. Please feel free to use the comment boxes to ask questions or add to the conversation!