May is National Bike Month! Sponsored by the League of American Cyclists, National Bike Month represents a movement to create safer roads and a stronger community. Road biking is a beloved sport amongst many, but if you’re just starting out, here are 4 quick tips to remember while riding outdoors.
00:00 [Music] 00:07 Hey Wellbeats Fans 00:09 Mark here, fitness director at Wellbeats 00:30 As you know, right now's the perfect time to dust off that bike 00:41 Get outside, and get moving 00:42 there are a few things you can do to prepare for a ride 00:49 today, I'm going to share with you 4 tips 00:58 for your next road biking adventure 01:00 Number 1: Never ride your bike against traffic 01:06 Move with traffic, and try to stay as far right as possible 01:17 2: Know your hand signals 01:21 3: Always keep your head up and your eyes 20-30 feet ahead of you 01:38 stay strong 01:40 4: Always wear a helmet 01:43 [мusic]
4 Quick Tips for Road Biking
#1 Never ride your bike against traffic.
You will want to move with traffic and try to stay as far to the right as possible. If you are riding with a friend, try to keep close or stay in single file so cars can pass safely.
#2 Don’t forget to use hand signals.
When making a left turn, extend your left arm out to the side, and vice versa to your right. If you’re coming to a complete stop, signals can vary. You can raise your hand overhead, or extend your arm back while closing your fist.
#3 Keep your head up.
Try to keep your eyes roughly 20-30 feet ahead of you to prepare for any upcoming twists or turns.
#4 Wear your helmet!
Safety first, right? Make sure your helmet is nice and snug to protect your head and avoid injury.
Road biking is a great way to explore new routes, spend some time with friends, burn some serious calories, and of course, enjoy some fresh air.
For cycling workouts on Wellbeats, be sure to check out our Rev channel. You will find all kinds of workouts that include options for speed, interval training, and hills. To learn about our channels, click here.
See you on the road!