Riding a bicycle is one of the best ways to get exercise and get somewhere at the same time. Not only is it good for you, but it is good for the environment as well. You can tone your body while riding to work at the same time. Choosing the right bicycle can be difficult if you do not know what you are looking for. The best thing to do is to choose a reputable bicycle shop, and have them help you decide what is best for you.
Choosing the Right Bicycle
First, you have to choose the correct wheel size for your bicycle. This affects how your bike rides and how portable it is. Choose your components and frame design by deciding what level of performance you will need. Do you need really extensive suspension? Do you need 24 speeds? Are you just planning on riding the streets of Singapore, or are you going to be doing some off road cycling as well. These factors can mean a big change in the cost of your bicycle, but you need to know the performance level you will need. Some bike shops will let you try before you buy on certain styles and types of bikes. Just be sure to dress for this outing and for just an exchange of your IC, you can take a ride on a demo bike to see how it feels.
Bicycle Clubs and Tours
There are many bicycle clubs in and around Singapore that you can get information from about choosing the right bike for your needs. Once you find the right bike, and you have some experience in the seat, you can join one of those clubs on a bicycle tour. The best place to get advice is from someone who has tried them. You cannot expect to get good advice from someone who has never ridden a bicycle in their lives, can you?
Riding a Bicycle is great for the Environment
It is a fact that about 40% of any individual’s travel is done within two miles of home, and it can be accomplished in just 5-10 minutes by using a bicycle. By riding a bicycle back and forth to work every day, you can save hundreds of dollars in gas and other transportation costs, such as tolls and parking. If you use a bike to commute to work, and for all of your other basic transportation needs, you can also save the environment tons of pollution. Research discovered that 80% of the pollution in the atmosphere comes from automobiles that use gas. These sources also contribute 55 percent of the nitrogen oxide pollution in the air. Bicycle riding offers no pollutants, of course, and is great for the environment as well as for your body and mind.